App remediation in Windows 10

When building the Universal Windows Platform, one of the core tenets we had was ensuring app behavior was predicable, successful and reliable. While we were able to make very strong guarantees, unfortunately sometimes things still go awry – but don’t worry, we planned for that too! In the rare occurrence that a UWP app has…


Using ComparePackage to understand version differences and user impacts

ComparePackage is a new Windows 10 SDK (ver 10.0.15003.1001) tool that analyzes the differences between versions of your UWP app packages and helps you estimate what the update impact of the new version will be to users. This guide will cover how to get started using the tool and how to interpret its output. Preparation…

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Managing your App Data to build a continuous app experience

If you have an engaging app, you must be managing state and user generated data aka App Data. Depending on your requirements you could be using your own backend service to store this data but the Universal Windows Platform lets you manage that app data on a device, across Windows devices, across multiple users on a…

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Upgrade Improvements in 14942

Hey everyone, I’m happy to share with you a great upgrade experience improvement for the latest Insider builds of Windows. We’ve gotten a lot of feedback on a frustrating situation that sometimes occurs in upgrade – apps that you had removed come back with the upgrade. This can happen on every windows upgrade, and for…