In an announcement by Todd Brix Microsoft Windows Phone team blog  has commenced that Windows Phone 8 SDK near to final preview can be available for existing Windows Phone application developers through Windows Phone 8 SDK Preview Program.

More details about Windows Phone 8 SDK Preview Program, and how existing developers can get going by subscribing to this program will be provided later by Todd.

<code>&lt;p&gt;You can read the announcement blog &lt;strong&gt;&lt;a href="/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/windows-phone-8-sdk-preview-opens-for-applications-sept-12.aspx" target="_blank"&gt;here&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/p&gt;  &lt;p&gt;&lt;a href="http://www.nitrix-reloaded.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/windows-phone-8-start.jpg"&gt;&lt;img style="background-image: none; border-bottom: 0px; border-left: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; display: inline; border-top: 0px; border-right: 0px; padding-top: 0px" title="windows-phone-8-start" border="0" alt="windows-phone-8-start" src="http://www.nitrix-reloaded.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/windows-phone-8-start_thumb.jpg" width="540" height="339" /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt;  &lt;p&gt;Looking through the announcement Todd has made it clear that only existing application developers with Published App will be able to join this program. &lt;/p&gt;  &lt;p&gt;&lt;em&gt;&lt;u&gt;Just quoting from Todd’s blog for your convenience:&lt;/u&gt;&lt;/em&gt;&lt;/p&gt;  &lt;blockquote&gt;   &lt;p&gt;Today I’m happy to announce that the time has come to make the near-final kit available to more developers through the Windows Phone 8 SDK Preview Program. Next Wednesday I’ll share detailed instructions on how current Windows Phone developers with published apps can apply. But I do want to set your expectations that program access will be limited.&lt;/p&gt;    &lt;p&gt;The full Windows Phone 8 SDK will be made publically available later this year when we unveil Windows Phone 8. Until then, we believe this program offers more published developers a way to explore the SDK and get started on the next wave of amazing Windows Phone apps.&lt;/p&gt;    &lt;p&gt;Look for more details Wednesday, September 12.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt;
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