Microsoft starting new Windows 10 by 10 development series

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Microsoft starting new Windows 10 by 10 development series

With Windows 10 finally here the Windows Apps Team wants to shift some of its attention from talking about the operating system’s new capabilities for the end user, to helping developers understand what the new features of the Universal Windows Platform means for their apps.

The Windows Apps Team is calling this new effort to inform developers on the specifics of Windows 10 the “Build better apps: Windows 10 by 10 development series.”  The series will run for 10 weeks with a blog post that starts each week. The Windows Apps Team then hopes the blog will fuel further conversation throughout the week leading up to the next topic. The team hopes to spark these conversations on Twitter, discussing ways to build better and cooler apps with a greater reach and increased revenue.

The Windows Apps Team also says during the Windows 10 by 10 series they will also provide “resources such as code samples, design assets, guidance, DLVUP challenges, etc. to help [developers] incorporate” the discussed new features into their Windows apps.

The preliminary list for the Windows 10 by 10 series includes:

  • Promotion in the Windows Store
  • Live Tiles and Notifications
  • Adaptive UI
  • Inking & Speech
  • Cortana Integration
  • Multi-device Support
  • Cross-app Communication
  • Design Guidelines
  • Building Secure Apps
  • Optimizing Your App for Performance

But the Windows Apps Team insists this is their preliminary list of topics and they are asking for developers to reach out and suggest topics that are important to them. They are encouraging people to reach out to them either on Twitter at the handle @WindowsDev or on Facebook using the hashtag #Win10x10.

The Windows Apps Team ended their announcement with the reminder that the resources provided in this series will require Windows 10, Visual Studio 2015, and the Windows 10 Developer Tools.

What do you think of the Windows 10×10 development series? What topics would you like to see covered when discussing apps for the new Universal Windows Platform? Let us known in the comment section below and be sure to check out @WindowsDev​ if you want to participate in the Windows 10×10 development series.