Microsoft plans to unify Win32 and UWP development

Microsoft’s Build developer conference is taking place online as a virtual event this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But it looks like the company is still planning to spell out its vision for the future of Windows development in a series of sessions on May 19 and 20.

Among other things, we may learn how the company plans to address the messy differences between “Universal Windows Platform” apps available from the Microsoft Store and good old fashioned Win32 apps that you can run or install using an .exe or .msi file.

The MS Build 2020 session catalog is live now, and the names and descriptions of some sessions suggest that the company will be “unifying” development of Win32 and UWP apps…

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