The August 2016 edition of evaluation Windows developer virtual machines (VM) on Windows Dev Center has just been announced.
For those unfamiliar with Microsoft’s evaluation Windows developer virtual machines, you can quickly start using an evaluation virtual machine for your Universal Windows Platform development.
Here is how Microsoft explains it;
“try out the Windows 10 development environment without spending the time it would normally take to set up and configure a device for development or test use. Run this VM on your current Mac or PC until 10/31/16 for an evaluation of the Universal Windows Platform tools and technologies to accelerate bringing your existing code to Windows.”
With this release, Microsoft has provided a Windows 10 development environment in a number of different virtual machine implementations matched to the latest release and ready to go.
The VMs come in the following popular virtual machines supported flavors such as Hyper-V, Parallels, VirtualBox, and VMWare.
You can run these VMs on you Mac or Windows PC. Once installed, the VM allow developers access to the latest version of various development tools including the Windows Bridge for iOS (Project Islandwood), Visual Studio Community Update 3, and Bash on Ubuntu on Windows.
The VMs will expire on 10/31/2016.
The install size of these VMs, is at a hefty 20 GB as well as install components contain:
- Windows 10 Enterprise Evaluation, Version 1607
- Visual Studio 2015 Community Update 3 (Build 14.0.25425.01)
- Windows developer SDK and tools (Build 14393)
- Microsoft Azure SDK for .NET (Build 2.9.1)
- Windows Bridge for iOS (Build 0.1.160728)
- Windows UWP samples (Build 3.0.0)
- Windows Bridge for iOS samples
Interested, you can start getting the August 2016 edition evaluation Windows developer virtual machines (VM) over at Windows Dev Center.
Per company mandate as of late, feedback for the process and product is strongly encouraged by Microsoft, so make your voice heard as Windows Developer Feedback UserVoice site as well.