At Build 2017, Microsoft’s EVP for Windows Devices, Terry Myerson announced that Windows 10 users will be able to get a taste of complete iTunes experience, including Apple Music and the iTunes Store, as well as support for iPhone and other Apple devices on any Windows 10 or Windows 10 S PC, as iTunes is coming to Windows Store by the end of this year.
In addition, Spotify will also be bringing its music catalogue app to Windows Store. Also, Autodesk will be upgrading their UWP SketchBook to include support for Windows Mixed Reality in Autodesk Stingray, a 3D game engine and real time rendering software.
Similarly, SAP is releasing its most popular digital boardroom solution, SAP Digital Boardroom on Windows Store this month.
- iTunes: iTunes is coming to the Windows Store by the end of this year. Windows users will get the complete iTunes experience, including Apple Music and the iTunes Store, as well as support for iPhone and other Apple devices on any Windows 10 or Windows 10 S PC.
- Autodesk: When Autodesk introduced their UWP SketchBook last summer it became their fastest growing new platform introduction with an average of 35% sales growth every month throughout 2017. Autodesk SketchBook, the de facto application for painting and drawing, was built from the ground up as a Universal Windows Platform (UWP) app leveraging the pen and touch capability of Windows 10. Autodesk will continue to use UWP to extend their Windows Store offerings to include support for Windows Mixed Reality in Autodesk Stingray, a 3D game engine, and real-time rendering software.
- SAP Digital Boardroom: SAP will bring SAP Digital Boardroom to the Windows Store this month. SAP Digital Boardroom is one of the most popular solutions from SAP. It is a next-generation board portal which leverages data from lines of business applications to provide a single source of truth for executives to steer the business in real time. The app was submitted to the Windows Store as a Progressive Web App. This allows SAP to reuse their web content and investments to target multiple platforms, while at the same time take advantage of deeper integration with Windows 10.
In addition, Mcirosoft also announced that full UWP capabilities are coming to Visual Studio Mobile Center this fall through automated build support and a full range of Windows devices available in the test cloud.
For consumer apps, Microsoft has added 35 new payment instruments this year and now support payments in 247 markets globally. Also, the YoY growth of monthly in-app purchase sales have doubled in the Windows Store.
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