After revealing it at its Build conference in May 2022, Microsoft today announces the launch of the Windows Dev Kit 2023, an ARM device designed for Windows developers. Formerly known as “Project Volterra”, it allows Windows applications for ARM devices to be developed on an ARM device while taking advantage of the power of AI. Windows Dev Kit 2023 is now available in 8 countries, including France.
Windows Dev Kit 2023 delivers on one promise: to allow developers to repatriate their entire development process into a single, compact device while giving them everything they need to create Windows applications for ARM on ARM.
Windows Dev Kit 2023 is powered by a Snapdragon® 8cx Gen 3 chip, features 32GB of RAM and 512GB of flash memory, and offers several ports: integrated Wi-Fi 6, physical Ethernet, 3 USB-A, 2 USB-C and a mini display. It is also possible to manage up to 3 external displays simultaneously, including two in 4K 60hz, to meet the productivity needs of most developers.
It is now available for sale online in 8 countries: Germany, Australia, Canada, China, USA, France, Japan and UK.
Vidéo d'annonce du Windows Dev Kit 2023 aka Project Volterra.
Developers can now deliver AI-enhanced features and experiences within their applications through the power of the Neural Process Unit (NPU). These locally executed AI and Machine Learning processes – especially via PyTorch or TensorFlow environments – are easy to manage thanks to open source and the ONNX Runtime platform.
To increase developer productivity, we announced at Build our ambition to release a comprehensive toolset for ARM-native applications. Over the past few months, we’ve announced the availability of the following tools, many of which will be generally available before the end of the year:
– IDE (Visual Studio 2022 17.4);
– Tools and runtimes (Windows App SDK with native ARM support);
– Libraries (VC++ Runtime), Toolchain (.NET7).
Other tools are already available:
– .NET Framework 4.8.1 with Windows 11 2022 Update;
– Framework applications can also run natively on Arm64;
– Cloud services (Azure VMs);
Because our investment with developers is continuous, we recently offered previews monthly from the native ARM application, Visual Studio 2022 17.4. General availability is expected in the coming weeks.
Windows 11 on ARM provides native services for developers such as: Windows Terminal, Windows Package Manager, Microsoft Power Toys or Windows Subsystem for Lunix and Windows Subsystem for Android.
Finally, we provide workstations on ARM, a certain number of Microsoft applications: Visual Studio Code for ARM (since 2020), Microsoft Teams, Microsoft Edge, Microsoft Defender for Endpoint (MDE) and OneDrive Sync.
Plus d’informations sur l’article de blog de Pavan Davuluri & Kevin Gallo.
Le Windows Dev Kit 2023 est disponible à la vente ici.