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This article was published on March 23, 2015

Microsoft releases developer tools for building Windows 10 universal apps

Microsoft releases developer tools for building Windows 10 universal apps
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Owen was a reporter for TNW based in Amsterdam, now a full-time freelance writer and consultant helping technology companies make their word Owen was a reporter for TNW based in Amsterdam, now a full-time freelance writer and consultant helping technology companies make their words friendlier. In his spare time he codes, writes newsletters and cycles around the city.

Microsoft has today made available a set of tools that allow developers to get started building apps for the Windows 10 Universal App platform.

The company has made available the tools, alongside sample code for universal apps. This means developers can start building apps that work across desktop, tablet, Xbox, embedded and mobile devices using a single codebase.

To get started, developers need to be part of the Windows Insider Program and using the latest build, then download Visual Studio 2015 CTP6 and the SDK tools for Windows 10.

Windows 10 is due to be released this coming summer, so Microsoft is giving developers time to update their apps and build new ones that take advantage of the universal app platform.

➤ Windows 10 Technical Preview tools

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