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Microsoft announced the availability of Windows 10 May 2020 Update SDK (Software Development Kit) with Go-Live license. That means the developers can now publish apps and games targeting Windows 10 version 2004 to the Microsoft Store.


Here's everything that you would like to know about Windows 10 May 2020 Update SDK, and how to download the SDK Tools for Visual Studio.



You can now download the official SDK for the Windows 10 May 2020 Update (version 2004)


  • The SDK Tools for Windows 10 version 2004 goes live.
  • Developers can now build and publish apps targeting Windows 10 May 2020 Update.
  • Windows 10 SDK (10.0.19041) supports both Visual Studio 2017 and Visual Studio 2019.


How to download Windows 10 SDK (10.0.19041) for May 2020 update?

To install the Windows 10 SDK (10.0.19041), you need to first download the latest version of Visual Studio 2017 installer or the latest version of Visual Studio 2019 installer.


Now run the installer and select Universal Windows Platform development under Workloads and click Install. This will by default install the Windows 10 SDK (10.0.19041) once you are on the final release of Windows 10 May 2020 Update.


If you are on the Release Preview ring of Windows 10 May 2020 Update, run any one of the above Visual Studio installers and navigate to Individual Components | SDKs, libraries, and frameworks section. Check the Windows 10 SDK (10.0.19041) component and click Install.


What are the key features of Windows 10 SDK for the May 2020 update?

The latest version of Windows 10 SDK is loaded with new APIs. In addition to those new APIs, it now has the support for Windows Subsystem for Linux 2, which has significantly faster file IO performance.


In addition to that, applications can now declare themselves as a host for other applications via the new HostRuntime extension.


Applications can now also include a signed MSIX package in their existing installers and have their installers register it. This allows applications to keep their existing installers but still assign themselves identities.



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