If your remember playing Snood back in college around 1999 you'll be glad to know you can relive your memories 20 years later. Snood has been brought to the Microsoft Store and is now playable on any Windows 10 PC and even your Xbox One all for $5.
Next week, Microsoft is holding its annual Windows 10 event. This year we expect more focus on the OS and smaller bits and less hardware. Nonetheless, there should be some big announcements. Here is what to look forward to and what will not be there!
The launch of the Windows 10 Anniversary Update on August 2 will include official support for releasing Win32 apps via the Windows Store with the Project Centennial bridge tools. Microsoft has also released tools that will allow existing Electron apps to be complied for use in the Windows Store.
Microsoft made the Desktop App Converter tool available in preview form last month, giving developers the ability to convert traditional desktop apps to the UWP platform. The tool picked up an updated earlier today that restores support for Windows 10 Pro, along with auto-detection for file associations, app install path, and more.
Microsoft has published some Classic Windows desktop apps, such as WordPad, XPS Viewer and more in the Windows Store for Windows 10 on the PC. The apps appear to have been converted via the company's Centennial tools. Although you cannot download them yet there is a good chance you will by the Anniversary Update this summer.
At Build, Microsoft showed off a tool dubbed Project Centennial that lets developers convert desktop apps to the UWP platform, making it convenient to publish traditional apps to the Windows Store. Microsoft has now made the tool available for download to those running build 14316.
Project Centennial is Microsoft's bridge between classic Win32 desktop apps and Universal Windows apps, available primarily via the Windows 10 Store. At Build 2016, Microsoft demonstrated how industry-leading accounting app, Sage, will hit the Windows 10 Store as a result of the Project Centennial bridge.