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New Windows Developer Related Content from Microsoft

New Windows Developer Related Content from Microsoft

Last week it looked like the Microsoft Developer team had begun a new process of providing users a recap of each week's developer related news about resources, APIs and other tools that are useful to someone in the Windows stack and it appears that is the case with the release of their latest weekly wrap up.

Here is a summary of those announcements but in the future you can grab them directly from the Building Apps for Windows blog. Just add that site to your blog or RSS reader to stay up to date on the latest developer related news from Microsoft.

New Windows Store submission API capabilities

The Windows Store supports several new features in the Windows 10 Anniversary Update including flighting your app updates to various rings of users for testing purposes.  Recent updates to the app submission API provides two new options for enabling and managing those package rollouts and defining which updates are mandatory for your app users.

New and updated Microsoft IoT Kits

The IoT hardware from Adafruit has received a refresh and you can now get a brand new version of the hardware to use on your builder projects.

Camera APIs with a dash of cloud intelligence in a UWP app (App Dev on Xbox series)

If you are building Universal Windows Platform Apps (UWP) you can take advantage of camera and media capture APIs on any device that includes camera hardware. This includes desktop and mobile devices plus the Xbox One with Kinect.

In addition to those items from the latest weekly summary , there is also updated information about the high DPI scaling improvements that are included in the Windows 10 Anniversary Update. The High DPI Scaling Improvements for Desktop Applications and “Mixed Mode” DPI Scaling in the Windows 10 Anniversary Update article explains how you can take advantage of those features for your own UWP apps.

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