The recently released Windows 11 build 25905 contains an important change for those using Windows PCs with ARM processors: the OS no longer supports arm32 UWP applications. Here is what that means.
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At its Build 2023 event today, Microsoft is sharing details on the progress and headway it has made in terms of Arm64 support on Windows. A bunch of applications are getting native Arm support.
Microsoft released the latest version of WSL earlier today. This new release is bringing custom kernel support to WSL for ARM64 devices, a feature which previously worked only on Intel and AMD.
NTDEV, the developer responsible for creating debloated and lightweight Windows for less powerful computers, has brought its latest project, Tiny11, to devices with ARM processors.
Microsoft has released version 1.2 of the Windows App SDK with a bunch of new features including support for third-party Widgets in Windows 11, updated media playback controls, and lots more.
In the latest edition of Microsoft Weekly, we discuss the testing of ads (useful tips?) in Windows 11, updates for developers and Windows power users, and some information about Microsoft 365.
Visual Studio 2022 version 17.4 is now live. It is the first release of the IDE to have native support for Arm64, and it also packs the latest version of .NET. A preview for version 17.5 is ready too.
Microsoft has released Visual Studio 2022 17.3 Preview 2. This is a major release because it is the first version of the IDE to pack native support for ARM64 hardware, but only on Windows 11 for now.
Microsoft has rolled out several improvements for those running the revamped Notepad app or the Media Player app on Insider channels of Windows 11. Some improvements are not available to all Insiders.
Microsoft has released Windows Package Manager version 1.2. The utility, commonly referred to as "winget", now features improved support for ARM64 devices and better error handling.
New Windows 11 Dev channel build brings Widgets changes, some Context Menu changes, and many more fixes and improvements. The build also breaks the update rollout process on Windows 11 ARM64 PCs.
Microsoft has released a new update KB5005932 that adds a compatibility fix for Arm64 devices. After installing this update, Arm64 users should be able to manually perform in-place upgrades.
Microsoft has released .NET 6 Preview 1. It comes with a bunch of features including support for Apple Silicon, Blazor, Mult-platform App UI toolkit, a better CLI, and performance enhancements.
With today's Windows Insider Preview build in the Dev channel, Windows on ARM users can now run emulated x64 apps, opening the door to a much wider range to app compatibility, such as Adobe CC.
Chrome 87 began rolling out yesterday, bringing a version of the browser with native support for ARM-based Macs. However, the version was pulled due to bugs and is being re-released today.
Today, Microsoft released the third preview of WinUI 3, the latest iteration of its attempts to merge Win32 and UWP through common UI elements. It now includes ARM64 support and more.
Microsoft has released the latest stable version of .NET, bringing it to version 5.0. The latest release brings about tons of improvements and lays the groundwork to unify the .NET platform.
Microsoft announced via a LinkedIn post that the native ARM64 version of the Teams app for Windows on ARM is now officially available for download, bringing performance improvements.
Today, Microsoft is announcing some new configurations of the Surface Pro X. It now comes in a Platinum color, has a new custom processor, and you also not get different colored keyboards.
Microsoft today made the long-awaited announcement that you'll be able to run AMD64 apps in emulation on Windows on ARM. It's coming to all generations of the platform, back to the Snapdragon 835.
As Panos Panay teased at IFA, App Assure is coming to Windows on ARM. The program is designed to assure app compatibility, so businesses can buy into Windows on ARM with confidence.
Apple's new ARM64 macOS development kits are reaching some hands, and developers using it are already starting to benchmark it. The scores don't beat an Intel Mac, but this isn't production hardware.
Today at WWDC, Apple announced what's been rumored for so long, which is that it's going to start building Mac PCs with the custom ARM processors that it's been using in iPhones and iPads.
As the firm said it was going to do, Microsoft today released Windows 10 Insider Preview build 19624 as an ARM64 VHDX, allowing users to run it in Hyper-V on their Windows on ARM PC.
Microsoft has been testing out Hyper-V on ARM64 PCs for a while now, but unfortunately, users haven't been able to create a Windows 10 VM due tot he lack of media. That might be changing.
We exclusively reported last year that Microsoft is working on support for 64-bit Intel (x86) apps for Windows 10 on ARM. Now, a code commit on GitHub by Microsoft further confirms those efforts.
A build of the Brave browser compiled by a Windows Insider MVP supports ARM64 PCs natively. The efforts were acknowledged by the team, suggesting that it might make it to the official version.
The latest app to run natively on ARM64 is Tweeten, a third-party Twitter client that's based on TweetDeck with some extra perks. It offers a "much cleaner and intuitive experience."
Microsoft released Edge 80 to the stable channel today, finally bringing support for ARM64 devices like the Surface Pro X. It's the first major update to the browser since it was released.
Microsoft's Edge browser is still working towards official support for ARM64 devices, and now the Beta channel of the Insider program is offering builds specifically for PCs like the Surface Pro X.
While Microsoft announced that its Project xCloud game streaming service is coming to Windows 10 next year, the company confirmed today that when it launches, it will indeed support ARM64 PCs.
Microsoft today announced that those testing its Chromium-powered Edge browser can now get a native ARM64 build. For now, it's only available to the public through the Canary branch.
Current Windows on ARM PCs can only run native ARM64 apps and emulated 32-bit Intel apps, but that's all going to change. Microsoft is working to bring 64-bit emulation to the platform.
Today, Adobe announced that Photoshop is available for Apple's iPads, and it's also bringing Illustrator to the platform next year, as the firm continues to expand its Creative Cloud efforts.
While Chromium for Windows on ARM PCs was announced almost a year ago, no Chromium browsers are available for ARM64 yet. Apparently, Google's Chrome is ready to ship, but it's holding back.
One group of people still waiting for Microsoft's Chromium-powered Edge browser to show up is those on ARM64 PCs. Today though, an Edge Canary build has leaked for Snapdragon devices.
During its webcast today, the Windows Insider team confirmed that the next Windows 10 Insider Preview build won't support ARM64, due to a bug that causes it to not install correctly.
Microsoft today announced that Visual Studio 15.9 is available, with support for building ARM64 applications. It is also now accepting submissions for ARM64 apps into the Microsoft Store.
It's been a little under a month since Microsoft introduced tools to make it easier to compile apps for Windows 10 on ARM, and now VLC is one of the first apps to include support for the new platform.