Microsoft Releases New Protocols For Developers Engaging Support for Windows 10X

Having Microsoft 365 Developer Day just pass, we see a bunch of new updates for the future of Windows. As we already know, Windows 10 is a complete platform and Microsoft plans on evolving it in the shape of Windows 10X. This is the version of Windows that will support dual-screen monitors in devices. The new updates regarding the devices were mainly the Windows 10X emulator, Preview SDK and other developer tools based on JavaScript and CSS (via Techcrunch) .

The Future of 10X

Talking about the Windows 10X emulator first, we are well aware that supporting devices still are not on the market. Devices such as the Surface Neo will be hitting the market later this year so developers need to be prepped up for the launch. This emulator would allow for developers to reshape and redevelop apps according to the new screen size, dimensions and ratios. This is because of Microsoft’s claim of the fact that all native and supported apps would be running fine on the new form factor of the dual displays on these Windows 10X devices. The goal for these devices is to be able to do three major tasks:

  1. Expansion of an app onto the two displays
  2. Allowing an app to run on one screen and see its toolset on the other
  3. Multi-tasking of multiple apps on the two screens

Lastly, as a wrap up for the developer bit of the future, the company added new support. This support for JavaScript and CSS through newer JavaScript APIs. This is for the developers who use HTML and CSS, JavaScript to develop their apps.

What Microsoft is doing is paving way for its new platform. This is a very good move by the company. It is a way of inviting developers to shift towards a new system. It is also a way to have the system adapt to the technological environment when more and more supported devices splurge into the market.

Sarmad Burki
Sarmad Burki is a Mathematician and a Economist with a passion for all things gaming and tech. His academics and professional experience combined with tech and gaming adds to his skills giving him a unique ability to observe the tech and gaming industry from various prespectives.