Windows 10 Family

If you’re as excited to get your hands on the development tools for the new Windows 10 platform, which will focus on bringing universal Windows applications to desktop, tablet, phone and Xbox, as I am then you’ve come to the right place.

Today, Microsoft have released a preview of the SDK that developers will use to create universal apps for the Windows 10 platform.

As the tools are only in preview, they are primarily being released for developers to test with and are not advertised as being ready for commercial app development. More releases will most likely come after Microsoft’s BUILD conference next month and then further iterations leading up until the launch of Windows 10 later this year.

If you’re looking to get your hands on the SDK, you’ll want to make sure you’re set up with the Windows Insider Program and have the latest Windows 10 Technical Preview build installed. You’ll also want to get the latest Visual Studio 2015 CTP6 and the Tools for Windows 10 Technical Preview. Combined, you’ll be able to start playing around with the preview SDK to see what’s new for developer with the updated universal app model.

Download the latest VS 2015 CTP & download the Tools for Windows 10 Technical Preview.

As an enthusiastic Windows application developer, I’m getting this installed now so I can have a poke around. I’ll post more on what you can do with the preview SDK as soon as possible!

Author James Croft

James is a senior software developer for Black Marble and Microsoft MVP in Windows Development with over 6 years of experience developing applications for the Windows platform. James’s passion for learning new technologies gives him the opportunities to expose them to the wider community through tutorials, lessons learned and best practices through his online blog site, personal YouTube channel, and local communities through talks at events, schools and universities.

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