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Build desktop applications that target PCs running Windows by using platforms including the Universal Windows Platform (UWP), .NET, and the Windows API (Win32).LEARN MORE
Windows Mixed Reality
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Develop games and UWP applications that reach millions of players worldwide on Xbox One.LEARN MORE
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