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Build 2021: Microsoft Debuts Project Reunion Preview 0.8

Microsoft’s Project Reunion is inching closer to a full public release with the latest preview update arriving at Build today.


At the all-virtual developer conference, has announced Project Reunion 0.8 Preview SDK. As we move closer to the full 1.0 release of Reunion to the public, Microsoft is adding some important new tools to its new developer environment.

Microsoft introduced Project Reunion at Build 2020 as a unification tool for and UWP app development on .

Project Reunion integrates Microsoft's current Win32 and Universal Windows Platform (UWP) APIs. Win32 apps are legacy applications, while UWP is Microsoft's modern app API. Under Project Reunion, the tool will also be available independently from Windows, allowing dev's to use tools like Budget.

Back in March, Microsoft released version 0.5 of Project Reunion. This was a production ready build even though the platform remained in preview.

New Features

Looking at Project Reunion 0.8 Preview, Microsoft has added the ability to create modern Windows applications for cloud and client endpoints:

With Project Reunion 0.8 Preview, you can create and modernize your Windows apps seamlessly for both client and cloud endpoints. It offers support for Windows 10 version 1809, the ability to use Project Reunion with a .NET 5 app and Windows UI Library (WinUI) 3, and Microsoft EdgeWebView2 for user interaction development.

You can find out more about Project Reunion at Microsoft's GitHub page here.

Luke Jones
Luke Jones
Luke has been writing about all things tech for more than five years. He is following Microsoft closely to bring you the latest news about Windows, Office, Azure, Skype, HoloLens and all the rest of their products.

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