Windows 10 Universal Apps


Our monthly meeting will be held at the Microsoft Greater PA Office in Malvern, PA on Wednesday, August 19 from 5:30-8:00. Refreshments are provided courtesy of philly.NET.

Windows 10 for Developers: What’s New in Universal Apps

Wednesday, August 19th, 2015 at 5:30 pm

Universal Windows apps let developers build apps that share a maximum amount of code across a wide range of devices, including smartphones, phablets, tablets, laptops, desktops, hybrids, 2-in-1’s and even servers. Universal apps can be built natively using either HTML+Javascript, or XAML with C#, VB or C++. Windows 10 is the final destination for convergence with “One Windows across all devices”, adapting itself to the device form factor to provide the optimum capabilities and user experience. Windows 10 improves on this model with the Universal Windows Platform (UWP) that lets you build a single binary across all Windows 10 platforms, even Xbox One, Windows on Devices and HoloLens. Join us for this overview session as we explore new features for developers in Windows 10, including code sharing, targeting specific devices and API contracts, Visual Studio 2015 tooling, new APIs, and also what’s new with our favorite virtual assistant: Cortana. We have finally arrived! One code base, one binary, countless Windows devices to run it on. Come learn about the opportunities, and discover how to build apps for 1 Billion Windows users!