“App Dev on Xbox” live event to highlight Anniversary Update SDK capabilities on August 30

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Microsoft’s Windows 10 Anniversary Update offered up a host of improvements and enhancements across the Windows 10 ecosystem, from PCs to phones to Xbox One consoles and more. The corresponding Windows 10 Anniversary Update SDK for Windows 10 build 14393 made those new capabilities available to developers, allowing them to build apps that can leverage everything that the Anniversary Update offers to users.

App Dev on Xbox live event on August 30, 2016 at 9:00am PST.

Of course, Xbox One and Xbox One S developers can use the Anniversary Update SDK to enhance their apps as well, and Microsoft is hosting an “App Deve on Xbox” live event on August 30, 2016 at 9:00am PST to highlight exactly what’s new and improved:

With so many great new features and APIs to talk about, we are excited to announce the “App Dev on Xbox” live online event where engineers will spend one day covering the new Anniversary Update SDK capabilities that enable you to build great app experiences for the TV and across other device form factors. The event will cover topics around:

  • the Anniversary Update SDK and getting started with app development on Xbox One
  • deep dive into developing apps using both XAML and Web technologies
  • guidance for designing and creating impressive TV experiences and
  • submitting your apps via the Dev Center to all UWP devices including the Xbox

Last, but not least, anyone will have an opportunity to submit questions to the presenters in a live expert panel made up of the engineers building the platform and SDK.

If you’re an Xbox developer, then this event is a great opportunity to get caught up on everything that’s available in the Windows 10 Anniversary Update SDK. Head over to the event page to put the event on your calendar, and follow along with the discussion on Twitter using the #XboxAppDev hashtag.

You can get started now by downloading Visual Studio Community 2015 and the Anniversary Update SDK. Here’s how to get Developer Mode running on your Xbox One or Xbox One S, and Microsoft has a slew of documents available as well. Let us know in the comments if you’ve already started making Anniversary Update-enhanced apps for the Xbox One and Xbox One S.