Greetings. Just a quick note today to share this news: the beta release of the Windows Phone Developer Tools that support Mango will be available for download sometime today. Here’s some information from Matt Bencke’s announcement on the Windows Phone Developer Blog: First the tools. Developers can use this beta release to get ready for the upcoming Windows Phone OS release. The new application platform capabilities coming in Mango deliver the top features you have asked for: - Background processing - New profiler and emulator for testing - Use of Silverlight + XNA together - Silverlight 4 - IE9 web browser control - Live Tile enhancements: use of back of tiles and ability to update Live Tiles locally - Deep linking into apps from notifications and Live Tiles - Additional sensors; direct camera ...read more