Microsoft releases Windows 10 SDK Preview build 15052

Two weeks ago, Microsoft released Windows 10 SDK Preview build 15042. Today, it's released another new preview, taking a further step towards the launch of the Creators Update, which is expected to begin rolling out next month.

Microsoft announced last month that its SDK Preview was feature-complete, so it's no great surprise that there's very little in the 'what's new' section of its release notes for new SDK Preview build 15052 today. Indeed, there have been no new API additions since build 15021.

Microsoft did clarify that the SDK "will now formally only be supported by Visual Studio 2017 or greater"; that version of the company's integrated development environment was officially launched last week, and is available to download here. You'll also need to be running Windows 10 Insider Preview build 15052 or later to use the new SDK Preview; the latest Fast ring build is 15055, which was released on Friday, but it won't be compatible with the most recent Slow ring build, which is 15048.

One other important note:

Windows SDK setup name change: With this release of the Windows SDK the setup executable name changed. If you have scripts designed to install the previous SDK, you will need to update the path to use the new name: WinSDKSetup.exe

There's also a single known issue associated with SDK Preview build 15052:

DX12 Template Throws when running Build 15042: This is a known bug in the Windows SDK installer. If you encounter this issue, you can repair the SDK by simply running the following command from an Administrative command prompt: C:\program files (x86)\windows kits\10\bin\10.0.15042.0\x86\DismFoDInstall.cmd

Alongside its new SDK Preview, Microsoft also published new ISOs for Windows 10 Insider Preview build 15048 today. The new SDK Preview can be downloaded from the developer section of Microsoft's Windows Insider site.

Microsoft is expected to begin finalizing the Creators Update this week, selecting a release candidate which it will likely roll out to Windows Insiders from next week.

Source: Windows Blog

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