- Adaptive UX: Windows 10 provides the ability to use a single UI that can adapt from small to large screens.
- User controls: A number of our Windows 10 UI controls will determine, at runtime, how the customer is interacting with your app and render the appropriate user experience
- API contracts: With Windows 10, you can directly verify if a Windows feature is available rather than inferring based on the operating system version.
So if you haven't downloaded and installed Windows 10 get started now
Simply sign up for the Windows Insider Program to download the latest Windows 10 Technical Preview with the new Project Spartan rendering engine and the tools
- Visual Studio Tooling improvements: You can now get hands on and start experimenting with the new developer tools See Tools for Windows 10 Technical Preview.
- If you run into any issues while you are experimenting with this preview…
- First, check out the release notes and known issues with Visual Studio 2015 CTP6 to see if it’s a known issue.
- Continue to use the Windows and Windows Phone apps MSDN forum for development issues.
- If you believe you found a bug, you can use the new Developer Platform categories in the Windows Feedback app that is installed as part of Windows 10.
- If you have a platform capability or API suggestion, please continue to post them to the Windows platform developer UserVoice site. Please note that we will be updating this site between now and Build to reflect the new capabilities of Windows 10.
In addition to the preview tooling, we are also releasing a number of resources to help you quickly come up to speed on the new universal app platform capabilities:
- Introducing the Universal App Platform: Mobile World Congress 2015,
- Windows 10 Jumpstart Preview: A first look at the upcoming Jumpstart training content. These videos provide you with the information you need to bring a Windows 8.1 app up to Windows 10.
- What’s New in Windows 10 for Developers: The Windows 10 developer documentation is online on the Windows Dev Center.
- Code samples: New with Windows 10, documentation code samples will be published on GitHub.
- Resources for Building games for Windows10 see http://www.xbox.com/dev
- Videos and resources from GDC https://channel9.msdn.com/Events/GDC/GDC-2015
- Videos and resources from WinHEC https://channel9.msdn.com/Events/WinHEC/2015
See You at Build
We hope that you enjoy the first look at the new developer tools. Please spend some time with it and send us feedback. Build, is around the corner and we plan to go deep on Windows 10 and the Windows universal app platform at the event. If you aren’t able to attend in person, save the date to check out the Build site.