At the beginning of March and at its developer conference in May, Microsoft made several announcements about the future of Win32 apps. In this Ask the Admin, I’ll look at how those developments will affect the application landscape in Windows.
Microsoft’s new MSIX unified packaging format promises to make it easier to bring legacy apps to the Store, even if you don’t have access to the app’s source code. In this Ask the Admin, I’ll explore how MSIX differs from existing tech, like the Desktop Bridge.
Russell Smith shows you how to launch a UWP app when Windows starts.
In today’s Ask the Admin, I’ll look at some of the benefits of converting Win32 desktop apps to run in a UWP wrapper that can be distributed via the Windows Store in Windows 10 Anniversary Update.
If you want better battery life from Windows 10, adopt Edge as your browser after Microsoft releases the Windows 10 Anniversary Update at the end of July 2016, and use Windows Store (UWP) apps where possible.
Microsoft is adding new features to its UWP app platform that will provide better performance and higher framerates that the company hopes will entice more developers to build apps for its store.
Microsoft has announced new tools that will make it easier for developers to port or build apps for the UWP framework.