Microsoft releases Windows 10 Deployment Application tool for developers

Sean Cameron


As the launch of Windows 10 to the general public comes closer and closer, Microsoft has begun releasing a number of tools in order to make the lives of developers working with Windows 10 a little easier.

The most recent of these to be released is the Windows 10 Deployment Application tool. In the words of Microsoft it is a

“command line utility that can be utilized to deploy a Universal Windows app from a Windows 10 PC to any Windows 10 mobile device. It allows users to deploy an .AppX to a device connected through USB or available on the same subnet without requiring access to the complete Visual Studio solution”


In effect, it is designed to help streamline the process of side-loading apps from a Windows 10 PC to a Windows 10 Mobile device. Microsoft has been going all out to court developers for its new platform, attempting to make their jobs easier at every turn, and this is another prime example of this trend. The tool comes included in the Windows 10 SDK for developers.

Will you be making use of this tool? Let us know in the comments below.