Visual Studio 15.9 Supports Building Windows 10 Apps on ARM Devices

Today’s topics include Microsoft now supporting Windows 10 on ARM devices, and Awake Security launching its network traffic analysis platform for risk detection.

Six months after the release of a preview version, Microsoft’s Visual Studio 15.9 software development suite now includes support and a software development kit for building Windows 10 applications on ARM devices.

Marc Sweetgall, senior program manager for the Windows kernel team, said, "With the official release of Visual Studio 15.9, developers now have the officially supported SDK and tools for creating 64-bit ARM apps. In addition, the Microsoft Store is now officially accepting submissions for apps built for the ARM64 architecture."

For developers, the timing is good because Microsoft partner companies Lenovo and Samsung are now offering ARM devices that are running Windows 10 with Qualcomm Snapdragon 850 chips. According to Sweetgall, "These second-generation ARM64 devices provide even more computing power for developers to tap into while continuing to deliver the beyond-all-day battery life customers expect from Windows 10 on ARM."

Cyber-security startup Awake Security announced The Awake Security Platform last week, providing organizations with a network-based approach for discovering potential cyber-risks.

The platform’s network traffic analysis technology analyzes data packets to identify malicious and unauthorized activities.

Its automated triage capabilities provide risk ratings for security operations center analysis, meaning it can be integrated with third-party endpoint security and IT orchestration tools.

According to Awake Security CEO Rahul Kashyap, "We have built a device which passively listens to everything that's going on in the network, and then we ingest that and convert data into advanced skills for the security operators to look at how devices are behaving."