Windows 10 Anniversary Update SDK build 14393 now available

Today, Microsoft announced that it has begun the rollout of its Windows 10 Anniversary Update for PCs - but not for phones... - bringing a wide range of new features to the OS, which originally launched just over a year ago.

Coinciding with that announcement, Microsoft has also released a new SDK (software development kit) for the Anniversary Update, build 14393.

Microsoft says that its new SDK "contains more than 2700 enhancements to the Universal Windows Platform", as well as providing support for the newest APIs to enable developers to deliver a richer and more diverse range of apps and experiences for Windows 10 users.

As Microsoft explained today, improvements in the Windows 10 Anniversary Update SDK include:

Windows Ink: A pen is a natural choice for apps that depend on analog input, such as sketching, animation and even signature capture. Now, with just two lines of code you can bring Windows Ink into your apps through the news InkCanvas and InkToolbar controls.

Cortana APIs: There is no easier way to interact with your computer than to talk to it, and Cortana brings you powerful features that you can use in your own apps. With the Windows 10 Anniversary SDK you can go further than simply adding voice controls to your apps, now with Cortana Actions you can drive increased user engagement by registering actions with Cortana that she will use to connect users to your apps at just the right time.

Windows Hello: Biometric authentication brings the magic of vision to apps and now with the Windows 10 Anniversary SDK, web developers can use Windows Hello in Edge to authenticate users with just a glance.

To find out more about these APIs and other enhancements in the Windows 10 Anniversary Update SDK visit Dev Center.

Microsoft's Kevin Gallo said that the company is "just getting started" with these latest improvements, and promises more to come. You can download the new SDK from the Windows Dev Center.

Source: Microsoft

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