Following Microsoft’s big release of Windows 10 last night, the tech company today announced that developers can now submit Windows 10 applications to the Windows Store.
The Windows Store includes the beta of Minecraft: Windows Edition, as well as USA Today and Candy Crush Saga, vice president of the Windows Developer Platform at Microsoft Kevin Gallo wrote in a blog post today.
And Microsoft wants to make it easy for developers to build applications that work across every Windows device — universal Windows apps, in company parlance. So today Microsoft is releasing the final version of Windows 10 developer tools inside of its Visual Studio 2015 software. The tools first became available in preview in March.
While these new dev tools, including an improved XAML designer and GPU support in the Windows 10 Mobile Emulator, are intended to simplify cross-device application development, they’re not meant to oversimplify and turn out generic apps.
To access the new updated tools from the release-to-manufacturing (RTM) version of Visual Studio 2015 — which became available last week — go to the installer, check the Universal Windows App Development tools box, and hit the Next button, Gallo wrote. You’ll automatically get the new tools if you go from a release candidate of Visual Studio 2015 to the RTM version.
Learn more about submitting apps to the Windows Store in this blog post from Bernardo Zamora, product manager for the Windows Apps and Store team.