This Spring, Microsoft will make its upteenth attempt to get developers excited about Windows 10 at Build 2017. But as users have discovered, the apps platform in Windows 10 isn't in any way enticing. And it's OK.
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I've long felt that Microsoft should sell its own Android handsets, replacing the Lumia lineup with devices that customers actually want. But there's one crucial missing piece.
Vine announced today that it has released a Universal Windows Platform (UWP) app, bringing its popular looping video sharing service to Windows 10 for PCs and tablets. But not, curiously, for Mobile.
At Build 2016, Microsoft announced Project Centennial technology and its tooling will be available in the next Windows 10 Insider build. I was able to use this technology early to convert a real-world desktop app to a Universal Windows Platform (UWP) app in just one minute.
This week, Microsoft announced a new Skype UWP app and while it is not publicly available yet, I have been able to get my hands on the new prodcut.
Responding to complaints about its Skype client strategy on Windows, Microsoft will ship a Skype Universal Windows Platform (UWP) app that will run on PCs, tablets, and even phones. An incomplete preview version will ship in a coming build of the Windows 10 Insider Preview, Microsoft says.
We've long known that Microsoft plans to bring the UWP (Universal Windows Platform) to Xbox One sometime in 2016. But now we have a slightly tighter schedule: This change will happen "this summer," according to Microsoft, or roughly inline with the Windows 10 "Redstone" milestone.