The July 29th date for Windows 10 is slowly approaching, and Microsoft knows that it still has a lot to do to ensure developers get their apps and programs in gear. On Tuesday, Microsoft updated their Windows 10 blog, detailing news surrounding Windows 10 SDK’s and compatibility for devs.
The release of Windows 10 is still over a month from now, but developers are anxious to test their apps and get them working for Windows 10. The news about an SDK for Windows 10 being released and updated news about compatability should ease the nerves of developers working hard.
Windows 10 SDK Nearing Release
Microsoft detailed on Tuesday, that later this month will mark the release of the Windows 10 SDK, and will be given to Windows Insiders first. A preview will be released via their Windows 10 Insider Preview Fast Ring, and also release a Windows 10 Mobile emulator. This should please both camps of developers.
The preview SDK will be released in batches, and will be able to be installed side by side with Visual Studio 2015. This ensures that developers can work on bugs and any problems that come up when developing their programs and apps. This should allow for faster and more efficient programming for Windows 10
Insuring Windows 10 Apps Work
Microsoft has been testing compatibility and making sure programs work on Windows 10. Microsoft states that Windows 10 should run apps from Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1 easily. They are also promising favorite VB6 Runtime programs as well. They will still be available in the Windows Store as well.
Microsoft is telling developers to use the time to build features into their apps, follow the Windows Dev Center for updates, attend Build 2015 sessions, and listen to the Windows blogs to get further updates. Universal Windows Platform Bridges have also been released to make them work too.
Developers still have work to go on Windows 10. But, making programs work and Windows 10 work at the same time is still a month to go.