The Windows 10 April 2018 Update SDK is now available

Microsoft yesterday released the Windows 10 April 2018 Update to the general public worldwide through Windows Update and its various manual update methods, and now following that release, the updated Windows 10 SDK (build 17134.1) is now also available for developers to install.

With the updated SDK brings with it new or updated APIs and Microsoft has highlighted a few in the announcement blog post:

  1. Windows Machine Learning (WinML): WinML allows you to run ML ONNX models on any Windows 10 device on the April 2018 Update or greater. By just dragging your model into VS, loading the model, then executing it based on inputs, you can add machine learning into your application. If your model isn’t already in the ONNX format, there are converts for most formats.
  2. Timeline, User Activities, and Adaptive Cards: User Activities and Timeline are amazing new ways for users to re-engage with your application and maintain context. To do your graphical representation, use Adaptive Cards, an open source card exchange format. Be sure your application has a URI schema, so you can enable deep linking. User Activities and Adaptive Cards will also become important APIs in Sets, which we’ll discuss more at Microsoft Build 2018.
  3. New UX controls: Tree view, pull to refresh, and content links are just a few of the new controls added. These new controls can add new functionality and richness to your application.
  4. Multi-instance for UWP applications: In the April 2018 update, you can create multi-instance applications. On top of launching new processes, it allows for customization in cases where you want to select whether a new instance of your app is launched or an instance that is already running is activated.

There's a few ways to get the new Windows 10 SDK:

If you are currently running Visual Studio 15.6:

  • Download the SDK from here.
  • Install

When Visual Studio 2017 15.7 is released:

  • Run the installer or go to and download it.
  • Select “Universal Windows Platform development” under Workloads.
  • Verify Windows 10 SDK (10.0.17134) is checked
  • Click “Install.”

For a run down of what's new in the Windows 10 April 2018 Update, you can check out our walkthrough here. Microsoft also points out in the blog post that you can tweet feedback to @WindowsDev or @ClintRutkas on the updated SDK.

Source: Windows Blogs (Microsoft)

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