Updated: Changelog is now available for SDK preview build 17069


C++/WinRT Now Available: The C++/WinRT headers and cppwinrt compiler (cppwinrt.exe) are now included in the Windows SDK. The compiler comes in handy if you need to consume a third-party WinRT component or if you need to author your own WinRT components with C++/WinRT. The easiest way to get working with it after installing the Windows Insider Preview SDK is to start the Visual Studio Developer Command Prompt and run the compiler in that environment. Authoring support is currently experimental and subject to change. Stay tuned as we will publish more detailed instructions on how to use the compiler in the coming week.

Microsoft has released a new Windows 10 Preview Build of the SDK  ADK, WDK, and HLK (17069). These builds are to be used in conjunction with Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17074 or greater.

Things to note:

  • This build works in conjunction with previously released SDKs and Visual Studio 2017. You can install this SDK and still also continue to submit your apps that target Windows 10 Creators build or earlier to the store.
  • The Windows SDK will now formally only be supported by Visual Studio 2017 and greater. You can download the Visual Studio 2017 here.

Unfortunately, these builds come without a changelog but we may assume that these builds include support for C++/WinRT compilers.

The updated  SDK, ADK, WDK and HLK Preview Build 17069 can be downloaded here.