Windows 10 SDK

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The Windows Software Development Kit (SDK) contains headers, libraries, and tools you can use when you create apps that run on Windows operating systems. With the Windows SDK, you can begin building Universal Windows apps and desktop apps for Windows 10, Version 1511. This SDK also supports building Windows apps and desktop applications for Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2008 R2, and Windows Server 2008.

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Windows 10 SDK review by Ricardo Andrés P.
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"WINDOWS 10 THE GREAT MICROSOFT JUMP"

What do you like best?

Windows 10 has been the operating system where Microsoft demonstrated that it would become a universal system for complete integration in different platforms or operating systems, integrating them under the classic desktop premise, but moving towards the unique and ambitious direction of convergence, tactile on tablets and mobile phones where the user will feel very comfortable "The result is surprisingly usable" In general Windows 10 is the "universal" operating system

What do you dislike?

Windows 10 is certainly the best edition of Microsoft, however, has never developed a completely perfect OS, therefore, as much as we like Windows 10 has its problems that are easily small similar to that of many other operating systems as they are " APPS YOU DO NOT USE - CONSTANT NOTIFICATIONS "But fortunately, some of them can be easily corrected, apart from this Windows 10 is by far the unbeatable OS yet.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Windows 10 is by far one of the best platforms in the history of the business world, since in addition to having a better experience for the user, integrates everything that a modern business needs in its powerful core, including the best security features, protection of identity and information to reduce costs as well as total integration with other operating systems, offering a great opportunity both for companies to define the way in which they want to run their businesses, that these solutions can enable these scenarios and that they become a new way to protect business data, as well as for personal or freelance work and is that Microsoft has relied on who will really use the system, users, thanks to the enormous support of the Insider community, this support from users it has been noticed and Microsoft has improved the quality of the product, however, knowing that there will be whoever does not like it, and that's why if you have not tried Windows 10 yet, you can use the trial version for a few days and live the experience for yourself.

"AN OPERATING SYSTEM HAS TO LIKE THE ONE WHO USES IT, FROM A DESIGNER PASSING BY AN ENGINEER TO A FREELANCE, THAT HAS BEEN THE KEY TO WINDOWS 10"

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The truth is that, with a base of more than 1,000 million users in the world, Windows 10 allows companies to enable services, generate mobility scenarios, high security and integration with cloud capabilities, remote access to employees, websites. for clients, integration with cloud services, just to name a few.

The recommendation is unique for each company, on the great advantage that Microsoft generates for each business where they can design the structure under their own terms, using the best of the Windows 10 platform which is redefining the scenario of operating systems of the business industry and at a personal level in the coming years.

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Windows 10 SDK review by Rafael d.
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"Windows 10 SDK Developer Experience"

What do you like best?

I love all W10. But the best is the way of that keeps using the MVVM and ReactiveX solutions.

What do you dislike?

I can't develop out from Windows environment. The simulator still is very limited when compared with other similar solutions available in the market as Xcode Simulator.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It's very good, but neither all solutions with security needs will work well. If you need a larger level of encryption you can found some troubles.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Develop a native app to Itaú Unibanco (the largest bank from Latam). A big huge of standards and patterns to follow up that allows me don't think in the first moment into architecture and focus on what matters: business logic and UI.

What Mobile Development Platforms solution do you use?

Thanks for letting us know!
Windows 10 SDK review by Lora L.
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"Easily the best Windows program yet"

What do you like best?

The ability to use one code for a variety of different things, it is super easy to navigate, and I feel like I do not get as lost as I did on the other Windows products or other companies. I feel like it is easier to read as well too. We are still installing it on most of the computers at my work, but our main computer in IT has it and we were able to explore it.

What do you dislike?

The automatic updates out of nowhere and how long the updates take to run. I swear this was not an issue on my last windows.

Recommendations to others considering the product

To at least try it out because it is pretty easy to navigate.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

App development. My company is an interpretation company and we are still learning to use these, but have hopes of great programs to implement from it in the future.

Windows 10 SDK review by Scott K.
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"Scott's UWP Review"

What do you like best?

Being able to have one set of code to work on all windows 10 platforms is very useful and removes a lot of the tedious work. It also makes maintainability and readability much easier

What do you dislike?

Thought there is a decent amount of support available, I think it would be beneficial for Windows to post another set of samples or videos. For example, when working with Pivots, we wanted to have our pivot at the bottom and the content above it. It took us FOREVER to find out how to do this, Microsoft mentioned that you could do it, but never said how. After awhile we were able to do it by playing with settings in the Pivot style, but it was quite the headache.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Look at the video series done by Microsoft. It gets you introduced and set up with UWP and helps you become a xaml pro in no time.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are building an app to connect OBD of cars to get information and be able to give feedback to help encourage efficient and eco-friendly driving. We have found drawing a sleek looking gauge in the app was fairly easy

Windows 10 SDK review by Teresa C.
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""The result is surprisingly usable""

What do you like best?

"The result is surprisingly usable" In general Windows 10 is the "universal" operating system .The ability to use one code for a variety of different things, it is super easy to navigate.I have been waiting so long for this.

What do you dislike?

The Cortana integration library is not documented clearly enough, having me rely mostly on the samples provided on github.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Saves the cost of paying an exterior company to do something that we have the expertise to do.

Windows 10 SDK review by Kelly S.
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"Useful App Developer"

What do you like best?

Very intuitive interface that promotes reasonably simple operations for creating new applications. I am not a power user by any means yet I have little difficulty in understanding and utilizing the software package.

What do you dislike?

There isn't much to dislike thus far, but sometimes simple tasks are not intuitively integrated thus requiring research as well as additional time to discover the solution and operation. Otherwise it is a brilliant design package.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Give it a try. There's little to lose in so doing.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

App development. No benefits thus far, but hopes of designing a worthwhile and popular app using the Windows 10 SDK software package.

Windows 10 SDK review by Shivam A.
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"A novel experience for windows devs"

What do you like best?

- The ability to create responsive design

- Better support for Cortana and live tile - I wish they had that in windows 8.1. Still, definitely an improvement from the existing system.

- Interactive toasts

- Native compiling. I have been waiting so long for this.

What do you dislike?

- Lots of scope for improvement of cortana

- Documentation for new features and services is still pretty less.

- Implementation of adaptive trigger and relative panels can be improved

Recommendations to others considering the product

This is a great start for microsoft. I really hope that they will slowly integrate all the great features of the other platforms.

Do try it.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I was solving the problem of search for and discovering great places to eat. The app which I work on, zomato, is an easy-to-use restaurant finder app that lets the users explore all the dining options in their city. It allows users to browse through updated menus, pictures, and user reviews to decide where they want to eat. I also used the bing maps integration to allow users to navigate to the restaurant.

Windows 10 SDK review by Julian G. W.
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"A hazardous product"

What do you like best?

Having worked on a Universal Windows Platform application, the Windows 10 SDK offered a quick method to visualise information, and display it on the three device families (Desktop, tablet and phone). Using the MVVM structure correctly is very rewarding, and the XAML elements provided for resolution independent designing were pleasant to use.

What do you dislike?

The Windows Phone Emulator could not simulate location. Deploying to a remote phone would often stop working inexplicably and I'm still trying to get tech support on the matter. The Cortana integration library is not documented clearly enough, having me rely mostly on the samples provided on github.

Recommendations to others considering the product

At the time of writing, I consider the SDK to still be young. There are still a great number of bugs around, especially concerning the mobile platform, and not enough clear dates are mentioned on when these will be fixed. To me, this platform seems to be on the edge of either recovering and creating a great experience for developing and using alike or becoming a half-finished buggy mess before the next large upgrade hits restarting the same process again. Therefore, be wary of using the Windows 10 SDK.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I've worked on an power consumption monitoring app using the Fibaro Wall plug and Syncfusion's Line-of-Business library. It charts the information gathered. Furthermore I worked with the Phillips Hue Lights to test Cortana integration. Being forced to use Visual Studio and Windows 10 made developing from my preferred setup impossible and the bloated software took up a lot of diskspace.

Windows 10 SDK review by G2 Crowd User in Events Services
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"Windows 10 is good, but not great."

What do you like best?

I like that they are staying on top of trends in creating a simpler user face. New programs like Sway and Yammer is easier for the office stay in touch, and it keeps everything in one place. Everything seems to run faster. It is very easy to customize the "apps" to my usage.

What do you dislike?

It is hard to get use to. The new design, with all the color blocking made it harder to spot what I was looking for. (I was coming from Windows 7, not 8)

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Using this with in conjunction with One drive for business, creates a user friendly interface. With inter office sharing, it has been really easy to use. The Action center helps me stay organized, and on top of correspondence.

Windows 10 SDK review by User in Hospital & Health Care
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"Convenient for long distance work"

What do you like best?

I like how it is versatile and can emulate a variety of networks, including PC, tablets, and phone. It is convenient enough for novice users and is quick to train on the use.

What do you dislike?

Overall, I am not that happy with the format of Windows 10, but, it is easy enough to figure out and navigate.

Recommendations to others considering the product

The app is easy enough to use as a beginner, and it even goes as far as to offer headers, libraries, and tools you can use when you create apps that run on Windows... Easier than starting from scratch, and can help give you pointers along the way to develop the best app for your company.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Designing apps is easy. Saves the cost of paying an exterior company to do something that we have the expertise to do.

Windows 10 SDK review by Olivier P.
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"Young but sane platform"

What do you like best?

It looks like Microsoft finally listened to what the developers have been asking for years.

We now have the possibility to create apps that have access to API that used to be restricted.

The Universal platform is now for real: computer, tablet and phone are all in the same project and all the code is shared.

What do you dislike?

Not really mature yet (bugs here and there, but it's getting better at every new build).

Recommendations to others considering the product

Checkout the Windows 10 SDK samples on Github (https://github.com/Microsoft/Windows-universal-samples)

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are now able to do things that we have been able to do on Android many years ago.

The benefits is that the users get better apps, so they are more engagded with it and give better ratings.

Windows 10 SDK review by Avinash S.
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"Good for Windows App development"

What do you like best?

Useful SDK for windows desktop apps and windows universal app development for windows 10, it also support development for windows 7, 8, 8.1. Its include new API's and tools which helps us in app development.

What do you dislike?

Automatic updation taking long time, which is not good.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Its helping me a lot for windows app development specially for windows 10.

Windows 10 SDK review by Wesley J.
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"Fast building for new Apps"

What do you like best?

Guide line of component.

A rich documentation for new development.

New Apps are easily building.

Tools for debugger are excellent.

What do you dislike?

Emulators are slow under the machine with little RAM Memory or CPU old.

Sometimes remove App Betas time-consuming. Registers are left behind

Recommendations to others considering the product

Surely the Windows SDK 10 will provide agile and adaptable solutions in your development environment.

Can trust.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Creating cross-app has helped in the development of products.

But I'm still working more on it.

Windows 10 SDK review by G2 Crowd User in Computer Software
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"Pretty much a neccessity..."

What do you like best?

The same set of tools, utilities, and libraries you know and love, plus more!

What do you dislike?

Not much to dislike really.. it's part of the toolkit.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Developing Windows applications. I haven't actually looked into any of the new additions for Windows 10 yet.

Windows 10 SDK review by G2 Crowd User
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"Good Version of Windows but Crashes"

What do you like best?

Very functional with many useful tools are at your disposal. Cool layout as well; very dynamic.

What do you dislike?

This version of Windows seems to crash on a Dell office setup, may work better under a different or newer set up.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Be sure to familiarize yourself with the layout and have IT on hand for crashes.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Able to find athe programs and tools I need quickly at my disposal and fingertips. Eliminates wasted time fumbling around attempting to find useful programs.

Windows 10 SDK review by User
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"It is a universal app that is easy to use "

What do you like best?

It can be used on the desk top, tablet, or phone. It is a great default browser tgat offers the Wi-Fi sense feature. It automatically connects to hit spots if desired. It makes communication easier and provides an outlet for social media, email services, and personal use!

What do you dislike?

Nothing I dislike. Windows 10 was automatically upgraded. Not sure how to upload that.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It makes communication amongst the administrators and teachers easier and provides a great web browser for kids to do learning games.

Windows 10 SDK review by G2 Crowd User in Information Technology and Services
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"Love this tool, have been using it and like it"

What do you like best?

Great tool for writing apps for the most popular platform. makes it very simple and easy even if for a newbie. i love working on this tool

What do you dislike?

there is not much to dislike here, this really makes it simple to write applications for the platform

Recommendations to others considering the product

Would definitely recommend this

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Helps create small simple and also complex applications where required to share and make the day to day functions much easier and simple

Windows 10 SDK review by Govind S.
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"A good SDK"

What do you like best?

Basically everything. Windows 10 SDK made me to love Windows more.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes Visual Studio hangs up and start Not Responding. Mobile Emulators takes very time and memory to start.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Yes

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Made an App to show least polluted route between two places on Map. Helpful for people having respiratory problems.

Windows 10 SDK review by Kt K.
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"it is a great microsoft product "

What do you like best?

it is an excellent microsoft product for enhancing the windows 10 regular

What do you dislike?

it can sometimes interfear with the pre-loaded windows 10 professional version

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

there are many business benefits for customization and comes within the windows microsoft family

Windows 10 SDK review by User in Hospital & Health Care
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"Building a product for win 10 platform"

What do you like best?

There dynamic behaviour of the code which could be made to target series of different platform.

What do you dislike?

I would have preferred different exes, for different platform rather than same, checking to see if some namespace is available or not is cumbersome.

Recommendations to others considering the product

This is still a platform in evolution, out already have achieved a great level of completeness but there gonna be more good features coming, so don't bother to invested in it.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We needed to make a hardware configuration software for PC and a hardware commanding and data visualization app for mobile, which both have the same underlaying logic, this SDK saved us a lot of work and it was easy to achieve what we needed

Windows 10 SDK review by Beth A.
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"great program"

What do you like best?

I use this everyday and very user friendly and easy to navigate.

What do you dislike?

I hate how long updates take and when they are automatically started.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

normal accounting

Windows 10 SDK review by G2 Crowd User in Financial Services
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"Windows 10 SDK "

What do you like best?

I use this everyday and very user friendly and easy to navigate.

What do you dislike?

I hate how long updates take and when they are automatically started.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I really they will slowly integrate all the great features of the other platforms. Watch the the video series done by Microsoft. This is a good way to build apps to assist in your marketing or sales.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use this for marketing and accounting.

Windows 10 SDK review by User in Security and Investigations
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"Great Product"

What do you like best?

I like that it did not change as much from windows 8 to 10 as i thought it would. I like the new menu. I also like how you can have different desktops for different projects.

What do you dislike?

Still working with it and learning everyday since we implemented it. So far not much to dislike.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Great program to try.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Getting better organized

Windows 10 SDK review by G2 Crowd User in Higher Education
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"A great way to build apps for your business"

What do you like best?

Ease of training is amazing- the format was perfect for my staff.

What do you dislike?

So far there is nothing I dislike about the program. So far so good.

Recommendations to others considering the product

This is a great way of building apps to assist in your marketing or sales.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are integrating apps into our marketing platform

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