Microsoft's Desktop App Converter tool for porting legacy Windows applications to the Windows 10 Store is available to testers in preview form.
Last week at its Build developers conference, Microsoft officials showed and talked about the company's "Centennial" tool for bringing Win32 and .NET apps to the unified Windows Store
. This week, Microsoft began making that tool available to developers.
On April 7, Microsoft made available for download a preview of Centennial, a k a, the Desktop App Converter
, for moving desktop apps to the Universal Windows Platform (UWP). The tool converts a desktop Windows installer like MSI or exe to an AppX package that can be deployed to a Windows 10 PC. (Note: The converter is meant for apps for PCs only at this point, and won't convert apps for Windows Phones, Xbox Ones or Surface Hubs.)...