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February 10, 2017

ICYMI – Your weekly TL;DR

What a week!

In addition to the Windows Developer Day – Creators Update that took over our feeds on Wednesday, we also released a new Insider Preview,, and the Project Rome Android SDK. That’s not even all! Take a look below to see a few of the many updates from this past week.

Catch up on Windows Developer Day

Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 15031 for PC

Here’s what’s new in this Build:

  • The new Compact Overlay window
  • Dynamic Lock
  • New Share icon
  • Windows Game Bar improved full-screen support
  • Fixes and updates

Open Source UWP Controls from Telerik

We are pleased to announce that one of Microsoft’s top partners, Telerik, (now a part of Progress) has released their UI for UWP suite of offerings as an Open Source project under Apache license through the .NET foundation. This makes 20+ high-quality controls, including premier Line of Business (LOB) controls like ChartsGrid and DataForm available immediately for free and open source for UWP development.

The New & Improved Microsoft Docs is the one place for Microsoft’s technical documentation.  As part of this release, we’ve also included the docs for the UWP APIsMicrosoft Edge, and Cortana.

The New Project Rome Android SDK

Project Rome is a platform for creating experiences that transcend a single device and driving up user engagement – empowering a developer to create human-centric scenarios that move with the user and blur the lines between their devices regardless of form factor or platform.

SQLite Databases in UWP Apps

Since the Windows 10 Anniversary Update (Build 14393), SQLite has also shipped as part of the Windows SDK. This means that when you are building your Universal Windows Platform (UWP) app that runs across the different Windows device form factors, you can take advantage of the SDK version of SQLite for local data storage. This comes with some advantages…

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The Windows team would love to hear your feedback. Please keep the feedback coming using our Windows Developer UserVoice site. If you have a direct bug, please use the Windows Feedback tool built directly into Windows 10.