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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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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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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Universal Windows Platform apps in the Enterprise

Why use Universal Windows Apps in the Enterprise? Due to their nature, Classic Windows Apps (CWA) can be complicated and expensive to manage in the enterprise. It starts in the way a CWA installs. CWAs often elevate to install which means that during their installation they can write files to almost anywhere on the device…


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…