Microsoft to once again celebrate developers with Windows Developer Day on October 10

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With the release of the Fall Creators Update just a few weeks, Microsoft is calling all developers to participate to its Windows Developer Day on October 10. The event will be live streamed starting at 9:30 AM PDT, but you can also join one of the many Viewing Parties across the world which will be hosted by a Microsoft Windows Development in MVP (you can find the full list of locations on this blog post).

“The day’s schedule features an introductory keynote by Kevin Gallo and members of the Windows engineering team, a live-streamed Q&A session and several streaming sessions diving deeper into the current Windows 10 update”, explained the Windows Apps Team. In case you need a refresher, here’s a summary of everything that’s new for developers in the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update:

Game devs

  • Game Mode and new performance enhancements improve the gameplay experience for most of your players.
  • Xbox Live Creators Program lets you integrate Xbox Live into your game and publish to both Xbox One and Windows 10.
  • Mixer is the only next gen streaming service that offers viewers real-time influence and participation in your players’ live streams.
  • Windows Store improvements help you promote your games with video trailers and control timing and pricing more precisely.

Commercial devs

  • .NET Standard 2.0 adds more than 20,000 new APIs and lets you share code across all your .NET code base.
  • Xamarin lets you use your existing C# and .NET skills to build truly cross-platform apps for iOS, Android and Windows 10 devices.
  • Desktop Bridge improvements to tooling and more make it much easier to convert your existing Win32 and .NET software to Windows 10.
  • Windows Mixed Reality delivers new levels of immersion to help you enhance the visual experience of your users.

Consumer devs

  • Microsoft Graph and UserActivity API make your end-to-end experience seamless by connecting screens and experiences across devices and platforms.
  • Fluent Design System helps you engage your users continuously across all their devices with beautiful, expressive experiences.
  • Tooling improvements within Visual Studio make it easier to create, convert and deploy your software.
  • .NET Standard 2.0 adds more than 20,000 new APIs and lets you share code across all your .NET code base.

If you’re interested, we invite you to add this page to your bookmarks and check the Windows Developer Day agenda when it’s  announced, but you can also sign up on this same page to get all upcoming announcements by email.