Update to Windows Phone 8.1 using the Windows Phone Preview for Developers program

With the update to Windows Phone 8.1 now available through the Windows Phone Preview for Developers program, app builders have everything they need to start building and testing Windows Phone apps and universal Windows apps.

To update Windows Phone 8 devices to 8.1, download the app and opt into the program (the process is outlined on the Windows Phone Dev Center). If your phone is already enrolled in the program, then head over to the device’s settings and check for an update.

The Windows Phone Preview program, introduced last October, gives the developer community access to prerelease builds of Windows Phone updates before the operating system updates are made generally available to consumers. These updates enable on-device testing, and the opportunity to build and test platform capabilities that aren’t available on emulators.

With Monday’s release, developers now have everything they need to start building for Windows Phone 8.1, including live tools and Build session content.

Head over to Building Apps for Windows to get more details.

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Athima Chansanchai
Microsoft News Center Staff