Microsoft Power Platforms the Way to Get the Most Out of the Microsoft Surface Book
Microsoft announced Tuesday that the company has rolled out a new Windows 10 desktop and laptop platform, the Power Platform, that lets developers develop apps for Windows 10.
It’s the first time that developers can get a Windows 10 laptop or desktop for less than $1,000.
The Power Platform comes with a suite of tools for building Windows apps, including the PowerShell and Visual Studio development tools.
Microsoft’s Office 365 and Azure cloud services are also on the platform.
The Microsoft PowerPlatform, or P3, is designed for companies that want to develop apps on Windows 10 with an emphasis on Windows 8.1.
It includes a Windows developer portal and a Windows app store.
The P3 has already been used for a couple of large-scale apps.
Microsoft’s announcement comes after Microsoft unveiled its latest Surface Book, which includes an Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM and a 1TB hard drive for $1.99.
That device is now available for preorder at Amazon, Best Buy, BestBuy.com, Amazon.com and Best Buy.com.