Downloads and tools for Windows 10

The latest Windows 10 developer tools and SDK resources. Not a developer? Try Microsoft Downloads.

Visual Studio 2017

  • The latest version of Visual Studio, released October 2017
  • The latest Windows Standalone SDK (ver. 10.0.16299.91)
  • Templates for Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps for tablet, phone, PC, Windows IoT, or Xbox
  • Templates for Windows desktop applications
  • Windows 10 Mobile emulators
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Visual Studio Community

Free, fully-featured IDE for students, open-source projects, and individual developers.

Visual Studio Professional

Professional developer tools, services, and subscription benefits for small teams.

Visual Studio Enterprise

End-to-end solution to meet demanding quality and scale needs for teams of all sizes.

Windows and MSDN

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Monetization and Store

Microsoft Advertising SDK Add in-app ads to your apps.
Microsoft Store Services SDK Integrate customer engagement features with your apps, including targeted Dev Center notifications and A/B tests.
Windows App Certification Kit Tests to run before you submit an app to the Store
Microsoft Store badges Logos and art to promote your app

More Microsoft APIs

Bing Search, Maps, translation, speech, ink, Cortana
Microsoft Azure developer tools Build, debug, deploy, and manage multi-platform, scalable apps and services.
Azure App Service Add a cloud back end to your mobile app or web app.
OneDrive Access OneDrive or SharePoint data from your app.
Microsoft Graph Get users, groups, mail, calendars, contacts, files, tasks and more from Office 365.
Office Integrate with Word, Excel, Powerpoint, SharePoint, and more.

Developer tools

Remote Tools for Visual Studio 2017 Debug an application running on a different computer or device.
Windows Installer Install and configure desktop applications.
HoloLens emulators and templates Build and test applications for HoloLens.
Bash on Ubuntu on Windows The Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) is a new Windows 10 feature that enables you to run native Linux command-line tools directly on Windows, including Bash.
Multilingual App Toolkit Localization and translation
Middleware Solutions View middleware providers supporting Windows that offer solutions for development, analysis, user acquisition, and monetization.
UWP Community Toolkit A collection of helper functions, custom controls, and app services to simplify common developer tasks building UWP apps for Windows 10.
Windows Template Studio Quickly build a UWP app using this wizard-based UI that has the pages, framework and features to get your app running using Windows 10 patterns and best practices.

Legacy SDKs and Emulators

Looking for Window SDKs, Windows Phone SDKs, and earlier versions of the tools? See the archive

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