You can install the WP SDK available here https://dev.windowsphone.com/en-... In case people don’t have the required hardware for WP8, the WP7.1 SDK will also do it. Almost every lab is the same for both versions.
If you are having trouble getting it install, someone should be able to help you at the event.
0 · February 22
Thanks Bill Alm for pointing this out to me:
The Simulator shipping with WP8 SDK required Hyper-V to run.
If you are planning to run the Simulator out of VMware, you need to do extra steps to pass on the Hyper-V capabilities of your i3/5/7 processor to the Guest OS.
Under Virtual Machine Settings -> Hardware tab -> Processors:
---Select all 4 processor cores
---Enable the 2nd checkbox ("Virtualize Intel VT-x...")
On the "Options" tab, select the following Operation System version:
---Instead of Windows, choose "Hyper-V (unsupported)"
Now if you open VS2012, create a Windows Phone project and hit F5 it will successfully launch the simulator (it will prompt you to give the Simulator elevated permissions to change HyperV settings.)
If you have the time, please try this out before hand so you're ready to go on Saturday :)
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to Comment on this post. I can also help you out Saturday morning if you have any questions...
0 · February 21
Hmmm, it is not that good to run Windows 8 on virtual machines...Like some of you I got a development environment set up on a Hyper-V VM, if the Windows 8 were on a physical PC you still could get around it with the shortcut keys, but you just cannot sending the shortcut keys to a VM properly...not ideal for development.
0 · February 19