Back from Microsoft BUILD in Redmond, WA, Microsoft released the newest version of its mobile operating system: Windows Phone 8. You can download the SDK right away: Windows Phone 8 SDK. In order to use (and abuse) of all new features of this OS, I recommend you to watch the videos of the BUILD sessions about Windows Phone 8 on Channel 9.
To run the emulator you’ll need those two requirements:
Windows 8 Pro edition or greater
A processor that supports Second Level Address Translation (SLAT) (which my computer doesn’t have because it seems too old, only two years old)
See what’s new in Windows Phone 8. I’ll publish some article soon about how to use the new features like the NFC.