virtual machines

Microsoft has just released an update for the Windows developer Virtual Machines in the Windows Dev center— December 2016 build. The evaluation version will expire on 04/08/17.

These Virtual Machines help you to start building Universal Windows Platform apps quickly using a virtual machine. The VMs come in Hyper-V, Parallels, VirtualBox and VMWare flavors. These VMs come with the latest versions of Windows, the developer tools, SDKs, and samples ready to go.

Evaluation Virtual Machines contain:

Licensed Virtual Machines contain:

If you don’t currently have a Windows 10 Pro license, you can get one from the Microsoft Store. If you just want to try out Windows 10 and UWP, use the free evaluation version of the VMs. The evaluation copies will expire after a pre-determined amount of time.