Microsoft Updates its Windows 10 SDK

By: Ivan Jenic
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Microsoft recently released the last Windows 10 preview build until the RTM release, and along with the new build, some new features were presented, as well. One of these new features is an updated SDK kit for developers.

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Microsoft presented the new SDK as a part of the latest Windows 10 build 10158, which was released to Windows Insiders yesterday. But since the new build is available only for the users on ‘Fast Ring,’ not all insiders have access to it. Those on the Slow Ring will have to wait until the new build becomes available for them.

The new, updated Software Development Kit preview comes with the new application programming interfaces (APIs). One API allows hardware makers to include camera metadata for computer vision into Universal apps. While the other one, allows Universal applications to make high-definition resolution (HDR) pictures. Creating HDR images won’t be a problem even for devices that don’t natively support HDR format, because there’s a special algorithm which will allow the to make HDR images.

“When running the latest preview SDK and emulator in your local development environment, your apps will be able to access the latest Windows capabilities and APIs available in the preview build,” Microsoft program manager Clint Rutkas wrote in a blog post on the news today. “Each preview SDK release installs side by side of the official Windows 10 tooling for Visual Studio 2015.” He also notified us that developers can start using the new SDK preview by downloading it and then updating Visual Studio Release.

Probably accidentally, but Microsoft gave us a hint that the new Visual Studio 2015 will be available on July 20th, which means that it will be released even before the official release of Windows 10.

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