Microsoft launches Mac mini-like 'Windows Development Kit 2023', PC for native Arm application development for Windows 11

In May 2022, Microsoft announced a desktop PC `` Project Volterra '' that looks like a Mac mini with Snapdragon, but this has been renamed to `` Windows Development Kit 2023 '' and is finally on sale.

Available today: Windows Dev Kit 2023 aka Project Volterra - Windows Developer Blog

Microsoft's new $599 Mac Mini-like PC is designed to improve Windows on Arm - The Verge

You can check what kind of machine 'Project Volterra' looks like in the following article.

Microsoft announces Snapdragon-equipped desktop machine 'Project Volterra' & also announces Arm native support for Visual Studio and VSCode - GIGAZINE

The Windows 11-equipped PC announced as 'Project Volterra' has been renamed 'Windows Development Kit 2023' and is finally on sale from Microsoft. Microsoft has appealed that it is `` equipped with all the functions necessary for developing Arm version Windows applications '', and overseas media The Verge said `` Recommended not only for developers but also for those who want a small Arm version Windows-equipped machine '' is.

'Windows Development Kit 2023' is on sale in Canada, China, France, Germany, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States. The selling price in Japan is 99,880 yen including tax, but it is out of stock at the time of article creation.

Buy Windows Development Kit 2023 Desktop PC for Arm App Developers - Microsoft Store

The 'Windows Development Kit 2023' has a body size of 196 mm long x 152 mm wide x 27.6 mm high and weighs 960 g. The processor is Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3, the graphics is Qualcomm Adreno GPU, the memory (RAM) is 32GB LPDDR4x, and the storage (ROM) is 512GB high-speed NVMe storage. OS is Windows 11 Pro, I/O ports include USB-C USB 3.2 Gen 2 x 2, USB-A USB 3.2 Gen 2 x 3, HBR2 compatible Mini-Display Port for primary monitor connection, Ethernet port (RJ45) .

It also features a neural processing unit (NPU) much like the Surface Pro 9, allowing developers to run hardware-accelerated AI tasks and machine learning workloads. In addition, Microsoft is utilizing the NPU installed in Windows 11 to develop an excellent background noise reduction algorithm ' Voice Focus ' that does not affect the CPU or GPU.

'Windows Development Kit 2023' is a terminal prepared for developers who develop Arm version Windows applications, but it is appealing that the software side is also substantial. In addition, Microsoft is about to launch a complete toolchain of Arm native apps that developers can use, Visual Studio 2022 can run natively on Arm version Windows from the latest version, and '.NET 7' Arm performance is improving.

'More and more apps, tools, frameworks and packages are being ported to natively target Windows on Arm,' said Pavan Davuluri, corporate vice president of Windows Silicon and Systems Integration at Microsoft. is coming in the coming months.' 'In the meantime, thanks to Windows 11's powerful emulation technology, developers will be able to use the Windows Development Kit 2023 with many unmodified x64 and x86 apps and tools. We will be able to do it,” he said.

In addition, 'Windows Development Kit 2023' will also be able to access the native Arm versions of Microsoft Teams, Office, Edge, and OneDrive.

In addition, Linaro, an open source software development organization, announced the 'Windows on Arm Project' to build an ecosystem in cooperation with Arm, CIX Technology, Microsoft, and Qualcomm to promote the development of Windows applications for Arm. doing. In this project, we are developing various applications that run on Arm version of Windows, and the applications under development include Blender and OpenVPN, and other programming languages such as Python and Go are also part of the project. is included.

Windows on Arm Project | Linaro

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