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Microsoft Releases Windows Developer VMs for October

Octobers Windows developer virtual machines allow developers to get easy access to creating content for the Windows platform. The VMs cover Parallels, Hyper-V, VirtualBox, and VMWare editions.


recently rolled out the October 2016 evaluation Windows developer virtual machines (VM). The editions have been released on the Windows Dev Center.

These virtual machines are designed for development. They allow dev's to start creating for the platform more easily and quickly.

The VMs have the newest builds of Windows, SDKs, related samples, and developer tools.

The virtual machines are available in Parallels, Hyper-V, VirtualBox, and VMWare editions.

Microsoft points out that the releases will expire on January 17, 2017.

These installs contain:

Free evaluations

Microsoft says the VMs are available as free evaluations because dev's can test creating for Windows 10. Particulalry, the company wants to see developers embrace the Universal Windows Platform:

“If you just want to try out Windows 10 and UWP, use the free evaluation version of the VMs. This will expire after a pre-determined amount of time. However, if you want a VM that won't expire, choose the licensed version and add your Windows license key.”

Luke Jones
Luke Jones
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