Microsoft releases Windows 10 SDK Preview Build 17686 and now available for download by developers.

Following the release of Windows 10 SDK Preview Build 17682 just last week, the Redmond-headquartered software giant releases another SDK Preview with build number 17686 on Tuesday, June 12. This new Windows SDK Preview build 17686 for developers features bug fixes and still-under-development alterations to the API surface area and is now available for download through the developer section on Windows Insider website.

There isn’t anything much to be excited most especially on its interface with the Windows SDK Preview build 17686, as last week’s release contains the addition of MSIX Support. The MSIX is an app packaging format that combines MSI and APPX. The only issue for this SDK build is that MSIX is still unsupported by the App Certification Kit and the Microsoft Store. MSIX package is only well suited on the Windows 10 build 17682 or higher. That said, the app will have to target Redstone 5, and Microsoft isn’t accepting submissions for RS5 into the Microsoft Store just yet.

Furthermore, Microsoft also ditches a number of APIs from this 17686 build, and developers can check out full release notes about this latest build here.

It should be worth noting that this build only compatible with recently released SDKs and Visual Studio 2017. It also will only work in convergence with the latest Windows 10 Insider Preview build, which is build 17866.

Microsoft is asking for feedback, so feel free to visit its developer forum once you’ve downloaded and installed this week’s latest SDK Preview. Moreover, Microsoft also reminds developers that they can visit the Windows Platform UserVoice to apply new developer feature requests.

If you’re a developer, you download the new Windows 10 SDK Preview Build 17686 from Microsoft website.


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