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ICYMI – Your weekly TL;DR

Busy coding weekend ahead? Before you go heads-down, get the latest from this week in Windows Developer below.

Getting Started with a Mixed Reality Platformer Using Microsoft HoloLens

The platform game genre has undergone many revolutions – and with mixed reality and HoloLens, we all have the opportunity to expand the platform game yet again. What will you build?

Windows 10 SDK Preview Build 15042 Released!

A new Windows 10 Creators Update SDK Preview was released this week! Read about what’s new in 15042.

Announcing the Xbox Live Creators Program

The Xbox Live Creators Program was announced at GDC on Wednesday, starting with an Insider Preview that gives any developer the opportunity to publish Xbox Live-enabled games on Windows 10 PCs along with Xbox One consoles. Get the details here.

Just Released – Windows Developer Evaluation Virtual Machines – February 2017 Build

And last but not least – the February 2017 edition of evaluation Windows developer virtual machines on Windows Dev Center was just released. The VMs come in Hyper-V, Parallels, VirtualBox and VMWare flavors. Get ‘em all!

Download Visual Studio to get started.

The Windows team would love to hear your feedback. Please keep the feedback coming using our Windows Developer UserVoice site. If you have a direct bug, please use the Windows Feedback tool built directly into Windows 10.

Just Released – Windows Developer Evaluation Virtual Machines – February 2017 Build

We’re releasing the February 2017 edition of our evaluation Windows developer virtual machines (VM) on Windows Dev Center. The VMs come in Hyper-V, Parallels, VirtualBox and VMWare flavors. The evaluation version will expire on 05/21/17.

Evaluation VM contain:

If you don’t currently have a Windows 10 Pro license, you can get one from the Microsoft Store. If you just want to try out Windows 10 and UWP, use the free evaluation version of the VMs. The evaluation copies will expire after a pre-determined amount of time.

If you have feedback on the VMs, please provide it over at the Windows Developer Feedback UserVoice site.

ICYMI – AdDuplex, Windows Bridge for iOS, new Virtual Machine

It’s that time of the week, devs.

In case you missed our updates, here is an annotated list of the latest announcements coming from the Windows Developer team. We hope you enjoy them!

AdDuplex Monetization and Marketing

AdDuplex helps apps utilize app ad space before the app has reached a level of popularity that makes monetization efforts worthwhile. From there, AdDuplex can help devs continue managing, marketing and monetizing their apps.

Customize the Surface Dial

In this post, we explain how to customize the Surface Dial Experience for bridged UWP apps using Objective-C projections. It’s neat.

Virtual Machines Update

We’re releasing the December 2016 edition of our evaluation and licensed Windows developer virtual machines (VM) on Windows Dev Center. The VMs come in Hyper-V, Parallels, VirtualBox and VMWare flavors.  The evaluation version will expire on 04/08/17.

Other than that, have a great new year celebration! We’ll see you in 2017.

Download Visual Studio to get started.

The Windows team would love to hear your feedback.  Please keep the feedback coming using our Windows Developer UserVoice site. If you have a direct bug, please use the Windows Feedback tool built directly into Windows 10.

Just released – Windows developer virtual machines – December 2016 build

We’re releasing the December 2016 edition of our evaluation and licensed Windows developer virtual machines (VM) on Windows Dev Center. The VMs come in Hyper-V, Parallels, VirtualBox and VMWare flavors.  The evaluation version will expire on 04/08/17.

Evaluation VM contain:

Licensed VM contain:

If you don’t currently have a Windows 10 Pro license, you can get one from the Microsoft Store. If you just want to try out Windows 10 and UWP, use the free evaluation version of the VMs. The evaluation copies will expire after a pre-determined amount of time.

The Azure portal also has virtual machines you can spin up with the Windows Developer tooling installed as well!

If you have feedback on the VMs, please provide it over at the Windows Developer Feedback UserVoice site.

In Case You Missed It – This Week in Windows Developer

This week in the world of Windows – announcements and tutorials big and small ushered in next-level capabilities for all developers, from mixed reality support with the new Windows 10 Creators Update to a “how-to” on location sharing and more with Project Rome.

On to the recap!

High DPI support means beautiful apps at any size

Users today work on and with all types of devices, with all sizes of screen: wearables with miniscule displays, desktops with major resolution, large format screens with millions of pixels. How do you make your app look good on any device? Windows now has the support with improvements in high DPI (dots per inch) scaling. Get the latest – click through below.

 

Project Rome helps apps go social in the latest App Dev on Xbox post

Our App Dev on Xbox series continued with a tutorial on the capabilities of Project Rome, location sharing and more. Through the sample app Adventure Works, our team brought you the ability to have shared second screen experiences through Project Rome; location and proximal information for sharing with the location and Maps APIs; and integration with Facebook and Twitter for sharing via the UWP Toolkit.

Try it out for yourself – follow the tutorial linked below:

 

Surface Studio, Surface Dial and the Windows 10 Creators Update – oh my!

We’re a bit biased – but perhaps the most exciting news for our dev community this week came from Wednesday’s Microsoft Windows 10 Event. From Surface Studio and Surface Dial to the Windows 10 Creators Update, there will soon be an even greater wealth of opportunity for developers in input methods to incorporate into their apps, support for mixed reality experiences and much, much more.

If you didn’t watch the Microsoft Windows 10 Event livestream, check out some highlights from the event below:

 

And read Kevin Gallo’s take on what these announcements mean for developers:

 

Microsoft joins the 3D Formats working group at Khronos

We’re delighted to share that Microsoft is joining the 3D Formats working group at Khronos to collaborate on its GL Transmission Format (glTF). Among the areas we’re excited to dig into – with such clear enthusiasm and interest from the developer community – is Physically Based Rendering (PBR) material. Read more about next steps for the working group here.

October virtual machine updates are live!

And last, but certainly not least – the latest virtual machine updates have gone live. Read all about the installs by clicking through below:

 

Happy coding to all!

Just released – Windows developer evaluation virtual machines – October 2016 build

We’re releasing the October 2016 edition of our evaluation Windows developer virtual machines (VM) on Windows Dev Center. The VMs come in Hyper-V, Parallels, VirtualBox and VMWare flavors and will expire on 01/17/17.

These installs contain:

If you want a non-evaluation version, we licensed virtual machines as well but you’ll need a Windows 10 Pro key.  The Azure portal also has virtual machines you can spin up with the Windows Developer tooling installed too!

If you have feedback on the VMs, please provide it over at the Windows Developer Feedback UserVoice site.

 

Just released – Windows developer virtual machines – September 2016 build

Today I’m happy to announce the first release of a developer ready, non-expiring (licensed) virtual machines. Last year, we released the evaluation VMs and we took the feedback to heart that you wanted a fully configured Windows 10 development environment that won’t expire.

With these new VMs, all you need to do is insert your Windows 10 Pro license key and instantly can start developing without having to worry about installing all the tooling. The VMs come in Hyper-V, Parallels, VirtualBox, and VMWare flavors.
These installs contain:

If you don’t currently have a Windows 10 Pro license, you can get one from the Microsoft Store. If you just want to try out Windows 10 and UWP, use the free evaluation version of the VMs. The evaluation copies will expire after a pre-determined amount of time.

The Azure portal also has virtual machines you can spin up with the Windows Developer tooling installed as well!

If you have feedback on the VMs, please provide it over at the Windows Developer Feedback UserVoice site.

August 2016 evaluation Windows developer virtual machines

We’re releasing the August 2016 edition of our evaluation Windows developer virtual machines (VM) on Windows Dev Center. The VMs come in Hyper-V, Parallels, VirtualBox, and VMWare flavors and will expire on 10/31/2016.

These installs contain:

If you have feedback on the VMs, please provide it over at the Windows Developer Feedback UserVoice site.

June 2016 evaluation Windows developer virtual machines

We’re releasing the June 2016 edition of our evaluation Windows developer virtual machines (VM) on Windows Dev Center. The VMs come in Hyper-V, Parallels, VirtualBox, and VMWare flavors and will expire on 8/23/2016.

These contain:

If you have feedback on the VMs, please provide it over at the Windows Developer Feedback UserVoice site.

April 2016 evaluation Windows developer virtual machines

We’re releasing the April 2016 edition of our evaluation Windows developer virtual machines (VM) on Windows Dev Center.  The VMs come in Hyper-V, Parallels, VirtualBox, and VMWare flavors and will expire on 7/9/2016.

These contain:

If you have feedback on the VMs, please provide it over at the Windows Developer Feedback UserVoice site.