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Microsoft confirms current Windows Phone apps to be Apollo compatible

In a new blog post, Microsoft confirms that current Windows Phone applications and games will indeed run on the next major version of Windows Phone. The company is aiming to please developers and end-users with the Windows Phone developer platform.

“With regard to existing applications: today’s Windows Phone applications and games will run on the next major version of Windows Phone. Driving application compatibility is a function of Microsoft’s commitment to its developers. Regardless of what we release in terms of new developer features and functionality, we have made a large investment in protecting your existing investments,” Microsoft stated in an official blog post.

Microsoft has also urged developers not to panic when it comes to the future of Silverlight for Windows Phone. Microsoft states that developing in XAML and C#/VB.NET in Windows 8 is a direct evolution from Silverlight. “All of your managed programming skills are transferrable to building applications for Windows 8, and in many cases, much of your code will be transferrable as well,” Microsoft added.

Microsoft is not really ready to discuss future plans for the Windows Phone platform, but we can be assured that Microsoft is looking to please developers with a smooth transition between the current platform and the future platform. “Regardless of what we release in terms of new developer features and functionality, we have made a large investment in protecting your existing investments,” Microsoft adds.

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