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Windows 10 SDK Preview Build 18317 available now!

2019-01-23 KENNETH 0

Windows 10 SDK Preview Build 18317 available now! Today, we released a new Windows 10 Preview Build of the SDK to be used in conjunction with Windows 10 Insider Preview (Build 18317 or greater). The Preview SDK Build 18317 contains bug fixes and under development changes to the API surface area. The Preview SDK can be downloaded from developer section on Windows Insider. For feedback and updates to the known issues, please see the developer forum. For new developer feature requests, head over to our Windows Platform UserVoice. Things to note: This build works in conjunction with previously released SDKs and Visual Studio 2017. You can install this SDK and still also continue to submit your apps that target Windows 10 build 1809 or earlier to the Microsoft Store. The Windows SDK will now formally only be supported by Visual Studio 2017 and greater. You can [ more… ]

Announcing Windows Server vNext Insider Preview Build 18317

2019-01-23 KENNETH 0

Announcing Windows Server vNext Insider Preview Build 18317 Hello Windows Insiders! Today we are pleased to release a new Insider Preview build of the Windows Server VNext Semi-Annual Channel release, and Windows Admin Center Preview 1812. PLEASE NOTE: In-place upgrade will fail for this build – a clean install is required.  What’s New in Windows Server WDAC – Composable (stacked) code integrity policies for supporting multiple code integrity policies WDAC brings you the ability to support multiple CI policies. Three scenarios are now supported: Scenario 1 – Deploy a “base” policy in enforcement mode and deploy a second “audit” policy side-by-side to support validation of policy changes before deploying in enforcement mode. (Intersection) Scenario 2 – Enforce 2 or more “base” policies simultaneously to allow simpler policy targeting for policies with different scope/intent, e.g., Base1 corporate standard policy that is [ more… ]

Windows 10 Tip: Did your child get a new laptop? Help keep them safe

2019-01-23 KENNETH 0

Windows 10 Tip: Did your child get a new laptop? Help keep them safe Did your child get a new laptop during the holidays? They – and you – are probably excited to explore the possibilities and potential of this technology, especially for their education. You’re likely also concerned, because we all know the online world is full of dangers, such as identity theft, phishing and spam. But there are ways to counter the dangers and keep your family safe while they’re using their new devices. One thing you can do is set up a family group of accounts, which helps families stay connected and keeps kids safer on Windows 10, Xbox One devices and Android devices running Microsoft Launcher. Sign in with your Microsoft account, select Create a family group, and invite family members to join. Once they accept the invitation, you can do [ more… ]

Van Arsdel Sample App Released!

2019-01-19 KENNETH 0

Van Arsdel Sample App Released! We’re excited to announce the public release of our feature showcase sample app, Van Arsdel! The Van Arsdel, Ltd. end-to-end UWP sample app makes extensive use of the improved density and new controls in the Windows UI Library as well as powerful underlying features of the UX framework and composition. This complete sample demonstrates the features in the 1809 SDK and is built on top of WinUI 2.0, giving you a full immersive example of how to build a rich, productive experience (in this case, selling lamps). The app is available on the Microsoft Store and its source can be downloaded on GitHub. Spotlight Features Van Arsdel uses many new and exciting features that were launched in the latest release, some of which include controls that were requested from our community. Horizontal Navigation View The [ more… ]

Choose your own layout with updated Microsoft News app

2019-01-18 KENNETH 0

Choose your own layout with updated Microsoft News app Users of the newly redesigned Microsoft News app for iOS and Android have given the release high marks in their feedback, plus some interesting feature suggestions. One of the top requests has been for the ability to choose a more compact layout of the news feed. In response, the Microsoft News team announced Thursday the new Layout Choices feature for your news feed on your phone. “This feature puts you in control of the layout for your news feed: standard, compact or text-only,” Senior Program Manager Lance Lee said in a blog post. “While the standard layout provides a modern and beautiful experience, you can choose to see more news stories at a glance in the compact or text-only views.” Check out the blog post for additional images, info and more. [ more… ]