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Windows Phone SDK update for Windows Phone 7.8 is available

INTRODUCTION
This article describes the new Windows Phone Software Development Kit (SDK) update for Windows Phone 7.8.

New components that this update includes

This update includes the following new components:
  • Adds a new Windows Phone 7.8 emulator in Windows Phone SDK.
  • Adds a new emulator entry in Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 and Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 for Windows Phone 7.8 the emulator.


New features that this update enables

This update includes the following new features: 
  • Adds the ability to start a Windows Phone 7.8 emulator in Visual Studio 2010 and Visual Studio 2012.
  • Adds the ability to validate Windows Phone applications on the Windows Phone 7.8 emulator.
Note This update also includes a previously released feature pack that is described in the following Microsoft Knowledge Base (KB) article:

2643715 Windows Phone SDK 7.1.1 is available


More information

Update information

Windows Phone SDK update for Windows Phone 7.8 is available from the following Windows Phone Develop Center website: For more information about how to download Microsoft support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
119591 How to obtain Microsoft support files from online services
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Prerequisites

To apply this update, you must have Windows Phone SDK 7.1 or Windows Phone SDK 8.0 installed on your computer.

Restart requirement

You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this update.
References
For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates
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