Windows 10 and the Universal Windows Platform for Developers

Windows 10 is the most ambitious release of Windows in recent times, perhaps ever. With a single, componentized operating system Microsoft is targeting Windows at the broadest set of devices in its history from the tiny IoT device through to the HoloLens. With Windows 10 comes the Universal Windows Platform which enables a developer to be equally ambitious in writing code that can span this range of devices and offer both common and differentiated applications. In this session we’ll introduce Windows 10 and the UWP, the developer tooling surrounding it and the changes in the Windows Store for deployment of your applications.

Introducing Universal Windows apps

Build a Universal Windows app that reaches all Windows devices from mobile to desktop. If you already have an app, learn how to extend its reach to different form factors.

Get free tools for building apps

Visual Studio Community provides a rich, integrated development environment for creating stunning applications for Windows, Android, and iOS, as well as modern web applications and cloud services.

DJ Nano

DJ Nano describes how he used Windows App Studio to build an app, including tour dates, exclusive videos, social media and discography. Check out the video, then head over to the App Studio site and create your own!

Office 365 APIs in apps

Build custom solutions across all your mobile, web and desktop projects that connect to Office 365 by using industry open standards such as OAuth and OData. Connect securely to Office 365 APIs to access email, files, calendar, and people information, and the petabytes of data that are stored there.

Azure App Service

Build and host the cloud backend for any mobile app on Windows, iOS, or Android. Azure gives you the flexibility to power your mobile apps using Virtual Machines, Cloud Services, or Mobile Services.

Go mobile with Xamarin

MSDN Premium and Ultimate subscribers can save up to 20% on Xamarin Enterprise Edition or Business Edition.

Build multi-device hybrid apps

Use Visual Studio and Apache Cordova to build hybrid apps that run on iOS, Android and Windows using a single project based on HTML and JavaScript.