February 9, 2017 9:00 am

Universal Windows Platform (UWP) docs are now on Docs.Microsoft.com

By / Director of Developer Content Experience in the Windows and Devices Group

I’m excited to announce the release of Universal Windows Platform (UWP) documentation on Docs.Microsoft.com. Docs.Microsoft.com is the one place for Microsoft’s technical documentation.  As part of this release, we’ve also included the docs for the UWP APIs, Microsoft Edge, and Cortana.

Why move Windows documentation to docs.microsoft.com?

Here are the benefits for developers:

  • One place for Microsoft’s technical docs, offering you a complete and consistent content experience.
  • A modern, community-oriented approach that’s open to your contributions and feedback, and responsive design that works on your phone, tablet or PC.
  • Better content discoverability and navigation.
  • Ongoing improvements to the site, new features based on your input and updated content from community contributions. Check out the November 2016 platform update post by Jeff Sandquist to see the latest features on Docs.Microsoft.com.
  • Moving to docs will enable us to open source all Windows documentation and enable community contributions.

We’re very excited to connect with our developers through Docs.Microsoft.com. Be sure to watch this short video that explains how to start contributing to the content.

Improvements to finding Windows samples

In addition to new and updated docs, we created a new Code Samples page to help you find the Windows samples on GitHub.  There are a bunch of samples already available, and we want you to be able to easily find them by narrowing down your search criteria by technology area, language and platform.

Here’s a look at the new Code Samples page:

We’ll keep updating this page, creating new samples and adding GitHub repos, so bookmark it and keep coming back.

What’s next

We want you to have a great experience with Windows docs, so we’ll keep moving more of them to Docs.Microsoft.com. This will include docs for hardware developers, desktop developers, and more. We’ll keep you posted on our progress. Feel free to give us your feedback.

Updated February 9, 2017 10:47 am

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  1. I can only say, guys you are the best!!!! Microsoft is providing the best documentation and free courses for everyone better than others. I enjoy reading every docs you provided. I hope it’ll be better again. Keep it up!!!

  2. The performance seems to be a lot better compared to the old API reference website. That alone is much appreciated, thanks for the effort!