App Hub, a world for Windows Phone and Xbox Live developers. It provides all the tools and resources required for developers to create, distribute and merchandise for both available platforms. Developers can download the integrated sets of different development tools to start coding.
The installation package provided includes visual studio 2010 Express, XNA Game Studio, Windows Phone Emulator, Silverlight, .Net Framework 4 and Microsoft Expression Blend for Windows Phone 7.
Developers can submit their apps through dashboard, once they sign up for App Hub. And later on they can sell it to make money out of their apps just like other available platform markets (Android, iOS).
On the top of all these features, learning zone is a great plus to all this. A complete Windows Phone 7 training kit is available with code samples for Windows Phone and XNA Game Studio. A lot of jump start training videos, and reference documentation for Silver light, Expression blend and other resources to be used.
Microsoft is welcoming all developers for Windows Phone 7 and Xbox live.