Microsoft has made the SDK for the Windows 10 Creators Update available. This is build 15063 and is the release to manufacturing (RTM) build of the feature update. Developers can now get the software development kit and start working on creations for the Creators Update.
Yesterday, Microsoft officially announced the Creators Update will drop on April 11 for the first time. We had reported in February that the date had been fixed in place. Interestingly, Xbox One users got their Creators Update release today, bringing BEAM integration to the console.
While the Creators Update will reach Windows 10 PCs on April 11, Windows 10 Mobile users will wait longer. Microsoft has yet to put an official date on a mobile roll out.
It is worth noting that the SDK for build 15063 is still listed as a preview build for the Windows Insider Program. That will remain the case until the full launch of the Creators Update. However, this is the final RTM version that developers will be getting.
The RTM build of the SDK for the Windows 10 Creators Update is now available. It's officially known as an Insider Preview, but since 15063 is the RTM build for the Update, this is clearly the version of the software development kit (SDK) that devs are going to get.
Windows 10 Build 15063
We have been charting the progress of build 15063 for over a week. Once it dropped on the Fast Ring it became clear if was the RTM build. The release was later leaked as an SDK and Mobile Emulator, which has now been officially launched today.
Here is the changelog for the build:
- “We fixed a reliability issue from Build 15061 resulting in Microsoft Edge hanging and becoming completely unresponsive.
- We fixed an issue for Insiders where the localized files and registry keys associated with any additional language packs on the system would not be installed after enabling .NET Framework 3.5.”
- “We fixed the bug causing a number of inbox apps to fail to launch (such as Store) and also preventing any app updates from the Store from working. Thank you all for sending us feedback around this.
- We fixed the bug causing background tasks to not run in the background like they should such as OneDrive's camera roll sync feature. Background tasks should be working again as expected and your camera roll will sync to OneDrive again.
- We fixed the issue where in some cases you may lose your call, text, and email history may be lost if your device experiences an unexpected reboot.
- Speech Packs should download and install normally.
- We fixed an issue for Insiders with certain cars resulting in connection failures after pairing Bluetooth.
- We fixed an issue where replacing the default APN for LTE on the phone wouldn't work.”