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Built for the enterprise

There’s no need to start from scratch—you can bring your existing desktop and Web investments to Windows 10 and then tap into enterprise-class security features and reduce maintenance costs with trustworthy package deployments.

Enterprise-class security

Credential Locker and encryption APIs enable your passwords to roam with peace of mind, while Windows Hello provides a range of intuitive biometric protections that help keep security out of the way.

Modern application packages

Create a Windows 10 application package for each of your desktop applications. Your applications will install cleanly without altering the registry and the file system.

Flexible deployment options

Publish your application to specific organizations in the Microsoft Store for Business, use existing mobile device management tools to distribute your application, or distribute an installer file to users across your organization.

Bring your existing desktop applications to Windows 10


In most cases, you can directly deploy your existing desktop applications to Windows 10.


Create a Windows app package for your Windows 10 users. A package gives you clean, trustworthy, and low-cost deployment.


Add modern features to your desktop application that light up for Windows 10 users.

Add new experiences

Enable interaction across devices and add UI that incorporates modern interaction models such as speech, touch, ink, and dial.

Bring your websites to Windows 10

Web only

Users can view your website on Microsoft Edge or any other browser on Windows 10 devices when connected online.

Create a Progressive Web App (PWA) package

Create an PWA package for your website code so that your customers can install it as an app on their Windows 10 devices.

Use Windows 10 features in your PWA

Engage users more deeply by using Windows 10 features such as device I/O, ink, speech, voice, notification, and 3D.

Publish your PWA in the Microsoft Store

Expand your app’s audience and monetization opportunities by publishing your PWA to the Microsoft Store.

Customer testimonials and case studies


HP Sprout Pro and Windows 10

Learn how HP used native Windows 10 features, such as 3D image support, Ink, and touch, to bring the HP Sprout Pro to live.

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Evernote and the Desktop Bridge

Learn how Evernote used the Desktop Bridge to bring their full-fledged desktop experience to Windows 10 via the Microsoft Store.


tuServ and Windows 10

Learn how Black Marble brought their tuServ app to Windows 10.



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Progressive Web Apps: How they work

Progressive Web Apps (PWAs) for Windows 10 enable enterprise developers to deliver a compelling native user experience for their web applications.

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Progressive Web Apps: Getting started

Learn how to get started developing PWAs for Windows 10 and extend PWAs to take advantage of Windows 10 features.

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Progressive Web Apps and Windows 10: The best online-offline user experience

This video discusses common concerns about PWAs and provides guidance for how enterprise developers can embrace PWAs for Windows 10.

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Enterprise applications on Windows 10: Introduction – Part 1

This video examines why Windows 10 is the ideal platform for developing enterprise applications. Learn how Windows 10 makes it easy to keep your applications updated, how you can reuse your existing assets, and how Windows 10 helps you protect your data.

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Enterprise applications on Windows 10: Introduction – Part 2

Dive deeper into what makes Windows 10 the best platform for enterprise applications, including the broad range of native features of Windows 10 and full support for existing desktop application frameworks such as WPF.

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Changes to the Universal Windows Platform

Learn about recent improvements to the UWP platform on Windows 10 for desktop application developers, including the Fluent Design System, inking capabilities, and enhancements to the Desktop Bridge.

Tools and resources

Development tools for Windows 10

Download the latest version of Visual Studio, the Windows SDK, and other tools.



Use Xamarin to target Windows, iOS and Android while providing native app experiences on each platform.



Use the Prism framework to build loosely coupled, maintainable, and testable enterprise-grade apps for Windows 10.