A bunch of new files were quietly added to the Windows 11 System32 folder and they seem to suggest Microsoft may be looking to ditch UWP in favor of XAML and Win32-based shell on Windows 11.
Windows 11 Insider build 26002 adds Energy Saver feature and more
windows 11 insider preview promo
Windows 11 build 22635.2776 adds some new Ink features and more
windows 11 insider preview promo
Intel's 6.0GHz Core i9-14900K snatches the crown back from AMD's 7950X3D
intel 14th gen benchmarks
Microsoft may be planning to eliminate several peer-to-peer networking-related services in upcoming Windows 11 version 23H2 and Windows 12. Though it has likely not been finalized yet.
Microsoft has announced three significant changes for those wanting to publish apps in the Microsoft Store: new features for PWAs, faster Win32 certification, and Android app submission open to all.
Microsoft has released a new update that slightly improves the Windows OOBE process. These new updates apply to all Windows 11 versions, and also on some Windows 10 versions, ie, 20H2, 21H2, and 22H2.
Microsoft has released a major update for its MSIX Packaging Tool. The new update brings support for portable apps, new Package Editor improvements, child process monitoring, and more.
Microsoft is making major improvements to the Win32 app supersedence process, allowing IT admins to manage their organization's Win32 apps in a more streamlined manner through Intune.
Microsoft has a new lightweight version of Windows 11 called Microsoft Validation OS. This new OS is meant for hardware and software manufacturers to help in the smooth transitioning to Windows 11.
At its Build 2022 conference, Microsoft has revealed that Android apps on Windows 11 are finally expanding outside the U.S. But is your region included in the list of the next five countries?
Microsoft is seemingly updating the online experience for the Microsoft Store, bringing it in line with the Windows 11 design language (rounded corners!) and offering unpackaged Win32 apps as well.
A new bug has been discovered on Windows 11 which affects color rendering on certain image editing apps on HDR displays. Mostly, it is the white color that is the most affected. A fix is in the works.
The revamped Microsoft Store from Windows 11 has made its way to the Windows 10 Release Preview ring. It features a full redesign and support for almost all apps including Win32, but no Android.
It appears that UWP is on the way out as Microsoft has recently published guidance about how to migrate from UWP to Windows App SDK, which has been highlighted as the new strategic direction.
Microsoft has updated its App Developer Agreement to expand the definition of the term "games", include support for third-party commerce platforms, and highlight new responsibilities of developers.
Microsoft's attempt at bridging the gap between UWP and Win32 is now available for developers building packaged apps. Version 0.5 still has some limitations, but version 1.0 will come later in 2021.
This week brought folks a strange bit of indecisiveness on Xbox Live Gold pricing from Microsoft, a commitment to Win32, and much, much more. Be sure to catch up via our handy overview.
Microsoft just doubled down on Win32, creating new ways to consume Win32 APIs in programming languages other than C or C++. Project win32metadata makes it easier to call Win32 APIs for developers.
After a few months in technical preview, Google is bringing its open-source, cross-platform framework, Flutter, to Windows in Alpha, with the company working to add UWP support soon.
Today at its Build 2020 virtual developer conference, Microsoft announced Project Reunion, a new plan to unify the Universal Windows Platform and Win32, and it will be backward compatible.
Microsoft 365 Developer Day and Microsoft has revealed how containerized Win32 apps will run on Windows 10X. The apps will run in a container that supports most, but not all, existing apps.
The last seven days have seen the arrival of a bunch of gaming news - courtesy of gamescom -, some optional Windows updates, and the unveiling of the Edge Beta branch. Be sure to catch up below.
Microsoft confirmed today that its Xbox Game Pass subscription service is finally coming to PC in an official form, featuring over 100 games from over 75 publishers and developers in the PC space.
After MSIX support made its debut in Windows 10 build 17682 towards the beginning of last month, Microsoft has released a utility that will convert Win32 application packages into the new MSIX format.
Today, Microsoft announced that it's released an ARM64 SDK in the latest Visual Studio preview, version 15.8. The SDK not only supports UWP apps, but developers can recompile their Win32 apps for ARM.
Microsoft today revealed that developers will be able to use elements from its Fluent Design System in their apps, regardless of whether they're made using the Universal Windows Platform.
Windows 10 S is known for running only Windows Store apps, thereby excluding most legacy apps. Citrix, however, has a possible solution, allowing users to run Win32 apps via a virtual machine.
Following through on its promise to bring full x86 app emulation for Windows on ARM, Microsoft today showcased the ability at Build 2017, allowing users to utilise the x86 library on mobile devices.
Microsoft and Qualcomm have announced a partnership to support a new range of Windows 10 PCs including "cellular PCs" that are able to run "x86 Win32 and universal Windows apps, including Photoshop".
Details have emerged of Microsoft's plans to bring x86 emulation to Windows 10 Mobile devices with ARM64 processors. Known as 'Cobalt', the functionality is expected to arrive with Redstone 3 in 2017.
Project Centennial is perhaps the biggest feature of Windows 10 that Microsoft announced at BUILD but many people overlooked it. However, if widely adopted, it could change Windows forever.
After unveiling it last week, Microsoft has released a preview of its Desktop App Converter, the 'Project Centennial' bridge to convert desktop Win32 applications into Universal Windows Platform apps.
Epic games co-founder expands on his idea of what Microsoft should and shouldn't do with the distribution model of Universal Windows Platform apps, and how it should be more like Win32.
Microsoft has published testing documentation listing 'Windows 10 for desktop editions (Home, Pro, Enterprise and Education) ARM' and 'Windows 10 Mobile x86', hinting at some intriguing possibilities.
Microsoft has updated its Remote Desktop Preview app to run on Windows 10 Mobile, allowing users to remotely access Win32 apps with support for the PC-like Continuum experience on high-end handsets.
Microsoft's Kevin Gallo has indicated at 'Connect 2015' conference, that the company is looking into allowing users the ability to run Win32 apps on Windows 10 Mobile with Continuum.
There are new patches for the Win32 and Linux retail dedicated servers of Battlefield Vietnam, the 3D multiplayer action game by Digital Illusions. This fix addresses a "conflict involving NVA Spawn Tunnels and XML Logging,"...
Electronic Arts sends along a patch for the recent multiplayer demo of Medal of Honor: Allied Assault Spearhead, updating this World War II FPS to version 2.11. This patch addresses a server problem when "getting...
Thanks AGW83 mailing us this. id Software has released a new patch for Quake III Arena, continuing support for their multiplayer first-person shooter with an upgrade to version 1.32. This release adds the...