1.    31 Mar 2017 #1
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    Desktop Bridge: Windows 10 Creators Update


    Overview

    The Creators Update is packed with new features for app developers and end users that are designed to delight developers who can offer their end users a rich experience.

    User transition & data migration

    Users are encouraged to download the store version of their desktop apps. If the user already has the previous desktop version of the app, the transition experience is as seamless as possible.
    As a result, the Creators Update will provides a smooth transition along with some best practices for app developers to follow.

    For a detailed blog post on this topic with code samples, please see this blog post.

    User transition: taskbar pins & start tiles

    Many users typically pin their favorite or most used apps to the taskbar pin or the start menu so they can access apps quickly.

    With the Creators Update, app developers can re-route the taskbar pins and the start tile shortcuts to point to the store version of the desktop app.

    User transition: file type associations & protocol handlers

    The user may choose their favorite app to be the default app for a given file type or protocol. With the Creators Update, the developers can also transition the user’s choice to use the store version of the same app.

    Data migration

    As best practice, it is recommended that developers attempt to migrate previous user data from the desktop app upon first launch of the store version of the same app.

    Users will love that they can pick up where they left off.

    User transition: uninstall previous desktop app

    As best practice, developers should offer uninstallation of the previous desktop app upon first launch of the store version of the app. This helps in avoiding user confusion and potential user data corruption.

    Keep in mind the user can refuse the uninstallation of the previous desktop app, so the previous and store version of the app may end up running side-by-side. It is up to the app developer to decide whether or not to block the launch of the store version of the app until the previous desktop app is uninstalled.

    Windows Explorer delight: previews, thumbnails, detailed properties and grouping by kind

    Another focus of the Creators Update release was on user satisfaction.

    Store versions of desktop apps can now take advantage of Windows Explorer perks to lead users to more frequently engage with their apps.

    Preview handler

    Preview handlers are triggered when an item is selected to show a lightweight, rich, read-only preview of the file’s contents in the view’s reading pane. You can do this without launching the file’s associated application...


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  2.    31 Mar 2017 #2
    Join Date : Mar 2015
    New Mexico
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    Windows 10 Pro,

    I just went to the store and tried about a dozen different programs that I use regularly and zero of them are listed there. Oh well!!!!
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  3.    01 Apr 2017 #3
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    Windows 10 Pro x64

    Encouraged (aka nagged to death), or forced...

    User transition & data migration

    Users are encouraged to download the store version of their desktop apps. If the user already has the previous desktop version of the app, the transition experience is as seamless as possible.
    As a result, the Creators Update will provides a smooth transition along with some best practices for app developers to follow.
    Not exactly sure how I feel about this one yet.
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  4.    01 Apr 2017 #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
    Encouraged (aka nagged to death), or forced...



    Not exactly sure how I feel about this one yet.
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  5.    01 Apr 2017 #5
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    Not sure I like this "With the Creators Update, app developers can re-route the taskbar pins and the start tile shortcuts to point to the store version of the desktop app." IMHO, that is going to piss a lot of people off. For most of us I think its going to be an annoyance. Hopefully this only happens if you do an upgrade. Not on a clean install.
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  6.    01 Apr 2017 #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Not sure I like this "With the Creators Update, app developers can re-route the taskbar pins and the start tile shortcuts to point to the store version of the desktop app." IMHO, that is going to piss a lot of people off. For most of us I think its going to be an annoyance. Hopefully this only happens if you do an upgrade. Not on a clean install.
    Yeah, that would definitely piss me off. Sounds like forced "suggestions".
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  7.    01 Apr 2017 #7
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    Windows 10 pro 64bit

    Filebot for windows 7/vista/etc http://www.filebot.net/

    Filebot App for windows 10 https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/store/p/filebot/9nblggh52t9x?cid=filebot1

    one is FREE the other is $20 / £15.39 and the installer shoved me to the store page......
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  8.    01 Apr 2017 #8
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    Windows 7 (SP1)

    Not sure I understand this

    Are they saying that essentially developers can screw around with your shortcuts to programs ?
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  9.    02 Apr 2017 #9
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    Quote Originally Posted by zooburner View Post
    Not sure I understand this

    Are they saying that essentially developers can screw around with your shortcuts to programs ?
    That's what it sounds like to me? Really hoping I just misunderstood it.

    If this is an April fools joke its not funny.
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