Microsoft Releases New Windows 10 SDK Preview

Windows Mobile
Posted 7/11/2015 10:06:09 AM by RICHARD HARRIS, Executive Editor

Microsoft Releases New Windows 10 SDK Preview
Hot off the press Microsoft has released its latest Windows 10 SDK Preview and the associated Windows 10 Mobile emulators to be used in conjunction with the Windows 10 Insider Preview. This Preview SDK Build includes bug fixes and changes to the API surface area. 

This latest release is part of Microsoft’s goal is to release a Windows 10 SDK preview that corresponds to OS flights delivered through the Windows 10 Insider Preview Insider Program. As part of these preview releases, Microsoft will also release a matching version of the Windows 10 Mobile emulator. 

When running this latest SDK and emulator in your local development environment, your apps will be able to access the latest Windows capabilities and APIs available in the preview build. 

Each preview SDK release installs side by side of the official Windows 10 tooling for Visual Studio 2015. This allows you to install each preview release of the SDK and emulator with previously-installed SDKs and emulators on the Windows 10 SDK, allowing you to manage which OS version (released or preview) you want to develop and test your app against. 

If you want to try out the newest features and have the latest bug fixes delivered in a Windows Insider Preview release, this is for you – each release is a snapshot of work in progress, so expect functionality or APIs to be impacted and that final functionality may vary. As future new releases happen, Microsoft will report which build each version works with, a change log of new APIs, major bugs fixed, and issues you can expect to encounter.

In addition to playing with the latest release, you can also toy with bridging your iOS and Android code to Windows 10 with four Universal Windows Platform Bridges. These include:

- “Project Astoria” enables developers to bring their Android code to Windows
- “Project Centennial” is for classic Windows platform code (e.g., .NET, Win32, etc.)
- “Project Islandwood” allows developers to bring their iOS code to the Universal Windows Platform
- “Project Westminster” enables developers to bring their website to the Windows Store.

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About the author: RICHARD HARRIS, Executive Editor

As the Publisher and Editor for App Developer Magazine, Richard has several industry recognitions and endorsements from tech companies such as Microsoft, Apple and Google for accomplishments in the mobile market. He was part of the early Google AFMA program, and also involved in the foundation of Google TV. He has been developing for mobile since 2003 and serves as CEO of Moonbeam Development, a mobile app company with 200 published titles in various markets throughout the world. Richard is also the founder of LunarAds, a mobile cross-promotion and self-serv mediation network for developers. He has been a featured presenter at trade-shows and conferences, and stays active with new projects relating to mobile development.

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