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Windows 10 Creators Update SDK Preview Build 15003 Released

Microsoft continue with Windows 10 releases this week, has now pushed a new SDK Preview Build 15003, as part of the Windows 10 Creators Update. This SDK to be used in conjunction with Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 15003 or greater.

Since it’s a pre-release Preview SDK, thus it cannot be used in a production environment, and should only install the SDK on a test machine. The SDK require a Visual Studio 2017 RC. It contains bug fixes and under development changes to the API surface area.

Here’s what’s new:

  • This Windows SDK includes updates and additions to the Windows namespace. See section API Updates and Additions below for the list.
  • Debugging Tools for Windows has been updated with a few new features, including JavaScript scripting and extensibility.

Known Issues Windows SDK:

  • There is no Emulator with this release
  • I cannot specify the new SDK version 15003 when creating a new project
  • This version of the SDK only works with Visual Studio 2017. You can download the Visual Studio 2017 Preview. If you install the latest version Visual Studio 2017, you will be able to specify the build 15003.

Interested, you can download this Preview SDK from the developer section on Windows Insider HERE.

Also, today marks the one year anniversary of open-sourcing “ChakraCore”, the core of the Chakra JavaScript engine that powers Microsoft Edge.

Available under the MIT license, the ChakraCore is today used by new products and services such as TypeScript, Open Translators to Things, and HoloJS—along with work outside of the core engine proving valuable to the community with things like ChakraCore’s test suite landing in WebKit and SpiderNode building on ChakraShim.

In addition, to Windows, the ChakraCore interpreter and runtime, since July are also available to developers on x64 Linux Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and Clang 3.8+ and macOS. “This implementation enabled a high fidelity ChakraCore JavaScript interpreter to execute on the Linux platform,” writes the team.

ChakraCore Completes One year

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