Microsoft announced today on The Windows Phone Developer Blog that a beta of its Windows Phone 7 Developer Tools are now available. The company states that this beta release “represents the near final version” of the tools. Up until now, only early versions of such tools have been made available. However, developers can now begin focusing all their time and effort into creating awesome applications and games for the upcoming Windows Phone 7 platform.
The new Windows Phone 7 Developer Tools can be downloaded here.
For more information, check out the official release notes