December 16, 2016 3:35 pm

ICYMI – Cortana Skills Kit, Adobe XD, Surface Dial and the GameAnalytics SDK

No time for an intro, we want to jump right into this.

The New Cortana Skills Kit

Excited doesn’t even begin to describe the glass case of emotion containing our feelings toward the new Cortana Skills Kit announced this week. In addition to preparing developers to reach millions of new users, the Cortana Skills Kit will also help developers leverage bots and personalize apps to specific users.

Adobe XD

Many creatives use tools like Photoshop, Premiere and the entire Adobe Creative Cloud on a daily basis to mock up and prototype a wide range of assets. Now, UWP developers can tap into the prototyping power of the Adobe Creative Cloud with Adobe Experience Design (Adobe XD).

Surface Dial for Devs

The Surface Dial is an amazing new input method, and in our latest Surface Dial blog post, we show how developers can either add it to their toolkit or develop apps with the Surface Dial in mind.

GameAnalytics SDK for UWP

Get all of the information you need and see how your game is performing in one easy-to-digest dashboard. Even better, GameAnalytics is free. Click below to read more and get started.

TL;DR: Go check out the Cortana Skills Kit, dial in the dev side of the Surface Dial, prototype your UWP app idea with Adobe XD, and check your game’s performance with the GameAnalytics SDK.

Download Visual Studio to get started.

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