Microsoft is now accepting applicants for those interested in being a part of the Windows Phone 8 SDK Developer Preview Program. Microsoft wants to generate as much excitement as possible for Windows Phone 8 and is making this SDK available to accepted developers, rather than making it public.
“Today we begin accepting requests for access to the Windows Phone SDK 8.0 Developer Preview program. The objective is to let developers of our most-downloaded apps start optimizing them for Windows Phone 8, and we expect the majority of published developers in this situation to qualify for access,” Microsoft stated in an official blog post. This SDK includes comprehensive Windows Phone 8 emulators that allow developers to test apps against a wide range of new Windows Phone features, which have yet to be publicly announced by Microsoft. Microsoft is still on track to deliver Windows Phone 8 later this year.Microsoft, Windows Phone 8