Microsoft has released an early SDK preview for Windows 10 developers ahead of the Build conference in April. The move is a pleasant surprise as nobody has expected the SDK to appear before the conference, but it looks like Redmond is more than happy to give people a head start.
This SDK preview will allow developers to work across varying screen sizes, and also optimise the experience across both keyboard/mouse and touch. Ideally, this is to allow developers to adapt their work to fit into Microsoft’s vision of universal apps that work across multiple platforms. Windows 10 is supposed to work the same on PC, Xbox One, smartphone, and tablet; although not every app will be considered one of the Microsoft’s Universal apps.
Another small note is that Universal apps are no longer called that in the internal documentation. Instead, the applications are referred to as Windows Apps; which doesn’t quite sound as catchy, but is probably more descriptive.
The SDK is available for Windows Insiders to download now. All they have to do is follow the instructions listed on the download page.
[Source: The Verge]