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Microsoft Previews VB for Windows Phone 7

As it heads toward the big holiday release of Windows Phone 7, Microsoft is hoping to bring with it a vibrant marketplace of apps.

In that spirit, the software giant has released a Community Technology Preview of Visual Basic for Windows Phone 7, a move seen as a stepping stone to building a robust mobile app store. Code Guru takes a look.


Microsoft released a Community Technology Preview (CTP) of Visual Basic for Windows Phone 7 Thursday -- a move that may help the as-yet-unreleased phone operating system gain apps, which in turn may help the upcoming phones succeed in the marketplace.

"Ever since we first announced the application platform for WP7 [Windows Phone 7], there was a loud chorus of Visual Basic developers asking if and when they would be able to build apps for Windows Phone. That wait is over," Brandon Watson, director for Windows Phone, said in a post to the Windows Phone Developer Blog.

Read the full story at Code Guru:
Visual Basic Developers Get a Shot at Windows Phone 7