This tutorial is a part of Windows Phone 8 development course so if you didn’t read it you’ve to go back and start from the beginning.

So, today we’ll prepare the development environment and we’ll start by making sure that our development computer is ready to get the tools we need installed and working well, and that’s why I would love to start with checking the minimum system requirements :

  • Windows 8 or later and must be Pro x64 bits
  • 6.5 GB free disk space
  • 4 GB of RAM
  • CPU supports SLAT (Second Level Address Translation)

SLAT is needed for Windows Phone 8 Emulator, if you want to test apps in your phone, you can except this requirement.

Now, after you became sure that your computer is ready for development, you’ve to download the SDK and here it is in both Web Installer and ISO file.

Now, all what you’ve to do is to download the tools, install it in your computer and move ahead to the next tutorial WP8C2 (Windows Phone 8 Course 2nd Tutorial).