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Windows Dev News: Video Ads in UWP apps; New WinDbg app; Cognitive Toolkit Model Evals in UWP apps

It is time for another quick run down of some news coming from the Windows Development team over at Microsoft.

Today we are highlighting best practices when it comes to using video ads in your Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps, a modern update to the WinDbg app that helps you debug your UWP apps, and then we have a new toolkit to help you evaluate the deep learning models you use within your UWP apps.

Best practices for using video ads in Windows apps

There are a lot of options for UWP app developers to monetize their work in the Windows Store and one platform that can be used are video ads.

However, just think of how frustrating it is when you browse to a website that forces video ads into your face so you want to be very careful about how you implement video ads in your app.

This post has several best practices listed to help you make sure your video ads are effective and not irrittating.

New WinDbg available in preview!

The Windows Debug UWP app assists you in testing all aspects of your app and debugging it prior to its release and after updates.

Some of the improvements in this preview include menu Ribbons that are contextual based on what you are doing in the app, a new file menu, a new dark theme, and your data model right at your fingertips.

WinDbg can be downloaded from the Windows Store.

Cognitive Toolkit Model Evaluation in UWP

AI, deep learning, and big data have become an integral part of our work processes these days and being able to validate those models in your own apps is a very important step in the development process.

The updated Cognitive Toolkit Model for UWP apps will help you evaluate your deep learning models as you develop them in your apps.


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