Today, we released a new Windows 10 Preview Build of the SDK to be used in conjunction with Windows 10 Insider Preview (Build 17677 or greater). The Preview SDK Build 17677 contains bug fixes and under development changes to the API surface area.

The Preview SDK can be downloaded from developer section on Windows Insider.

For feedback and updates to the known issues, please see the developer forum. For new developer feature requests, head over to our Windows Platform UserVoice.

Things to note:

  • This build works in conjunction with previously released SDKs and Visual Studio 2017. You can install this SDK and still also continue to submit your apps that target Windows 10 Creators build or earlier to the store.
  • The Windows SDK will now formally only be supported by Visual Studio 2017 and greater. You can download the Visual Studio 2017 here.
  • This build of the Windows SDK will install on Windows 10 Insider Preview and supported Windows operating systems.

Known Issues

Installation on an operating system that is not a Windows 10 Insider Preview build is not supported and may fail.

Windows Device Portal

Please note that there is a known issue in this Windows Insider build that prevents the user from enabling Developer Mode through the For developers settings page.

Unfortunately, this means that you will not be able to remotely deploy a UWP application to your PC or use Windows Device Portal on this build. There are no known workarounds at the moment. Please skip this flight if you rely on these features.

Missing Contract File

The contract Windows.System.SystemManagementContract is not included in this release. In order to access the following APIs, please use a previous Windows IoT extension SDK with your project. This bug will be fixed in a future preview build of the SDK.

The following APIs are affected by this bug:


Read more: Windows 10 SDK Preview Build 17677 available now! - Windows Developer Blog

Download: Download Windows Insider Preview SDK