Some great news from Microsoft:

Microsoft today released a refresh of the Windows Phone Developer Tools CTP announced at the MIX conference in March. Already, this early tools preview has attracted more than 125,000 developers and designers from countries around the world.

With today’s Windows Phone Developer Tools CTP refresh, developers and designers can now build Windows Phone 7 apps on the final release of Visual Studio 2010.  The CTP refresh also updates the Windows Phone 7 OS image in the Windows Phone Emulator, updates APIs, updates documentation with new and expanded topics and addresses earlier discrepancies.

If you would like to see more information on the Windows Phone Developer Tools CTP refresh, check out Charlie Kindles’ blog post, Windows Phone Developer Tools CTP Refresh, where he outlines the updates and includes helpful tips for developers installing the new tools.

The refresh is available now and can be found at http://developer.windowsphone.com.