According to Microsoft, there are around 700 million active devices using Windows 10 which represents a significant market for developers. Processor architecture traditionally used in smartphones is now readily available in the laptop market with the emergence of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx series. Enabling smartphone-like experiences including all-day battery life, instant on, and always connected through the LTE connectivity.

The resources here are dedicated to educating developers on Windows and how they can port a current application to Windows on Arm, or develop it natively for Arm64. This means that all apps can run natively bringing more positive experiences in performance, reliability, and efficiency. The resources here are a collection of Arm guides and partner resources for support when developing an application that is compatible with Windows on Arm laptops.

What do I need to know?

Currently x86 32-bit apps are supported through an emulation layer. But for performance, efficiency (more battery life) and reliability it is good to have your app supported for Arm64 apps.

Supported libraries


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Partner resources

View the resources required when planning on building or porting an application for Windows on Arm:

Microsoft developer resources

Explore Windows 10 on Arm resources from Microsoft. Includes SDKs, getting started guides and advanced techniques.

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Qualcomm developer resources

The Qualcomm Snapdragon platform powers the Windows 10 on Arm experience.

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