With the Windows Phone 8 release, Microsoft also announced the Windows Phone 8 SDK for developers and made it available last week at the //build/ event. The new SDK brings many new and advanced APIs for developers. These APIs not only simplify the coding of features you may already be adding to your Windows Phone apps, but also offers many new ones too. This article will introduce you to the most significant API additions and changes.
The article is authored by our chief engineer Justin.Angel and is the most comprehensive technical overview of Windows Phone 8 currently available. This joins four other new WP8-specific articles and the 350+ compatible articles we already had.
Please read the article and let us know how it helped you. If you already started developing apps, examples or even small code snippets with the new SDK, you can publish them to the Wiki to participate in the WP8 Wiki contest we are running. Read the complete rules for the contest here.