Here is an updated offline installer for WP7 Developer Tools Beta. Previous CTP April Refresh release is now obsolete.
Final WP7 Dev Tools is already released.
I decided to make an installation ISO as this definitely could help for repairing corrupted installation, sharing with friends, or installation in office/college (screw firewall, proxy, etc). I believe Microsoft will only release Offline Installation for Windows Phone Developer Tools only for Final Release.
I do not have chance to do test installation in many system – slow installation, bla bla bla. It doesn’t allow me to install in Windows Vista without SP1 installed and I have no access to any 64-bit system. Hence I only tested on the following box:
Web installer can be downloaded from Microsoft Download – Windows Phone Developer Tools CTP (April Refresh). Scroll down for offline installation ISO image.
Few details that we already know. It’s an April Refresh release – which fixes compatibility issue with Visual Studio 2010 RTM.
Date Published: 4/29/2010
One of the reason I never install or upgrade to Vista or Windows 7 was the rumors about compatibility issue with some older programs. But I am so much attracted by Windows 7 look-and-feel, hence I can’t resist not to try it. I also wondered whether SQL Server 2000 can run in Windows 7. To my surprise, it works. I can successfully install and run SQL Server 2000 Developer Edition in Windows 7 RTM 32-bit (x86). Read step by step guide here.