Microsoft releases Windows 10 SDK Preview Build 18298 with mentions of new Windows 10 SKUs

Laurent Giret

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Microsoft has just announced the release of Windows 10 SDK Preview Build 18298, which developers can now use in conjunction with Windows 10 “19H1” build 18298 released last week. This new SDK brings a couple of updates for the Message Compiler (mc.exe), but the most interesting part is the mention of new Windows 10 SKUs.

Tero Alhonen, who uncovered quite a bit of information about Microsoft’s plans in recent months spotted the new PRODUCT_HOLOGRAPHIC_BUSINESS and PRODUCT_IOTENTERPRISES SKUs in the SDK:

It’s not clear what these new SKUs are about, but it seems that the already business-focused HoloLens headset could soon ship with its own enterprise-flavored version of Windows 10. The first gen HoloLens is a $3000 device targeting developers and companies, but Microsoft is expected to release a next-gen device in 2019 that should be more affordable. We also learned last week that the new headset would be an Always Connected PC powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 850 SoC.

Now that Microsoft released a new Windows Server build plus a new Windows 10 SDK preview build this week, we’re waiting to see if the company will also a ship a new Windows 10 build for Fast Ring Insiders. Hopefully, we won’t have to wait too much longer to discover the company’s plans.