Microsoft has released the tools necessary for app developers to begin developing for the Windows Universal App platform. Interested app developers can follow the below listed steps to get started and utilize Windows 10 Technical Preview to test out Universal Apps.
- Sign up for the Windows Insider Program, if you haven’t already.
- Install, or upgrade to, the latest flight of Windows 10 Technical Preview to best support Windows Universal App Platform development.
- Run Windows Update to check for the latest updates.
- If you’re running CTP5 or earlier, uninstall your previous version of Visual Studio 2015.
- Install the tools; both Visual Studio 2015 CTP6 and the Tools for Windows 10 Technical Preview, which includes the SDK, are required when developing for the Windows Universal App Platform. (To install the .iso file, download the files, right-click the local copy, and then select Mount.)
Grab the developer tools from the download links below. Keep in mind that this is just the first release of the SDK, so don’t expect things to be perfect. Developers can now begin creating Universal Apps, as Windows 10 is slated for release this summer.