Microsoft Released CTP Version of Visual Basic for Windows Phone 7 App Development

Some may scoff at this announcement.

Visual Basic Comes to Windows Phone 7

But, I’m not one of them. There are a lot of Visual Basic programmers out there. And, Microsoft needs as many developers as possible building apps for Windows Phone 7.

Note, however, that this announcement is for a Community Technology Preview (CTP). So, it can’t be used to produce production apps that can be released. And, Microsoft has not provided an official release date for a tool that can produce production-ready apps. But, it does provide a large group of experienced desktop developers a chance to take a look at developing for the Windows Phone 7 mobile platform.

The Visual Basic for Windows Phone CTP tools are found here:

Microsoft Visual Basic CTP for Windows Phone Developer Tools