How can we improve the Windows Phone dev platform?

WPSDK 8 support on Windows 8 - Develop WP 8 apps on Windows 7

I think you should allow Windows 7 computer owners the ability to develop Windows 8 phone apps. They have a device to develop on, I believe the only thing you can't do is use the emulator. I have everything up and running, except VS express 2012 won't recognize my windows 8 phone and deploy to it, so I can test my app. Can I manually place the .xap file using file explorer, or is there some way to fix this? It gives me this error 'Microsoft.SmartDevice.Connectivity.PlatformNotFoundException'
Is it possible to fix this?

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    Mark BakerMark Baker shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

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      • AnonymousAnonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This is going to apple route of forcing developers to buy the platform and putting them off. Android will be a much better alternative now since MS has made the ecosystem so complex and tightly bound to the latest products

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