WP7 Developer Tools–Jan Update

The Windows Phone Tools – Jan 2011 update is now available here –> http://bit.ly/gRXDWb.  

You will find the following are included in the Windows Phone Developer Tools January 2011 Update:

Copy and Paste

Copy and paste is now enabled on Windows® Phone 7 in the following controls:

Windows Phone Capability Detection Tool

Detects the phone capabilities used by your application. When you submit your application to Windows Phone Marketplace, Microsoft performs a code analysis to detect the phone capabilities required by your application and then replaces the list of capabilities in the application manifest with the result of this detection process. This tool performs the same detection process and allows you to test your application using the same list of phone capabilities generated during the certification process. For more information, see How to: Use the Capability Detection Tool.

Windows Phone Connect Tool

Allows you to connect your phone to a PC when Zune® software is not running and debug applications that use media APIs. For more information, see How to: Use the Connect Tool.

Updated Bing Maps Silverlight Control

Includes improvements to gesture performance when using Bing™ Maps Silverlight® Control. For more information, see Bing Maps Silverlight Control for Windows Phone.