Windows Phone 7 Mango Beta now available for developers

Microsoft has just officially released the Windows Phone 7 Mango Beta update for registered developers today. The company will send invites to developers starting today (Ie. 5K have been notified by mail today with more later this week):

For Mango, that starts today with an early access program for developers. We’re still working out some final kinks in the distribution and support infrastructure for delivering Mango to all of our registered developers around the world, but are inviting the most eager developers to come get Mango today, for their retail devices, as part of our early access program! We expect the full distribution infrastructure to be fully operational in the next couple of weeks. For now, consider yourself a beta tester for the distribution process. Registered developers will get invites to the Microsoft Connect site, which will give them access to Mango. This build of Mango should also be viewed as beta quality, so there are still consumer features missing, but you can now start building apps and testing them against retail devices.

So if you are a registered developer just hit this link download the Beta 2 tools and uninstall the previous Beta tools before installing the new ones. Microsoft will sending invites today with more following in the weeks to come.

More details here.

source: Microsoft

  • Rick Dodkins

    hmmm, i need to register my device as a developer, even though im not….

  • Anonymous

    Great news. If you have an app in the Marketplace, get that multitasking working!