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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Make your app deployment feedback actionable!

Our insiders and loyal windows users are key contributors to the success of Windows 10.  They provide us with great coverage on our features and send feedback using the feedback hub app. If you are ever experiencing problems you can make your feedback more actionable to us, the Windows engineering teams.  Doing this is pretty easy and…

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Test Universal Windows Platform Apps using Windows Device Portal – Part II

In my previous blog, I talked about how to test your Windows Apps on various windows device types using Device Portal on your web browser. If you have not read it yet, check it out here. Now let’s discuss how you can programmatically use the Device Portals’ REST APIs to test your apps. It is very common…

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Test Universal Windows Platform Apps using Windows Device Portal

Universal Windows Platform Apps enable you as a developer to build an app that works on many different devices.  Since you might be developing you app for a device type other than Windows Desktop, you need to be able to easily deploy and test your UWP app across these other device types.  That’s where Windows Device Portal helps out!…

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Installing UWP apps to alternate drives

Windows has always been, and continues to be, the premier platform of games. As Windows games keep getting better, their size also grows – to the point where users literally don’t have enough space for the game on their main drive. We’ve heard the feedback on this one loud and clear and have added a much anticipated…


Deploying apps in the Enterprise

What are the options available for deploying Universal Windows Platform apps in the Enterprise? The best place to start is with the Windows Store for Business. With the Windows Store for Business an enterprise can choose to use all the resources of the Windows Store but focused specifically for their needs. These resources include the…


App Installer!

App Installer – An easy way to install your Universal Windows Apps on Windows Desktop! New in the Windows 10 Anniversary Update: Installing Universal Windows Apps was not always the most intuitive experience on Windows Desktop for a typical user. You either needed to run a .ps1 script or type in a command into PowerShell….

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