No updates for Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1 Apps

The technical background
With the latest release of Visual Studio (2017), development of Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1 is no longer supported.
The required SDK is no longer available, Microsoft recommends continuing to use Visual Studio 2015.
However, for the further development of Windows 10 (UWP) app is required VS2017.
The current version of Microsoft.NETCore.UniversalWindowsPlatform can no longer be installed in the 2015 version.
The whole is so no problem. The two versions can be installed parallel.
The problem is it only with the approach I have chosen some time ago to develop the Windows 8 Apps at all.
Since all my projects are run purely hobbly, it is not possible to develop all apps separately.
Therefore, my projects consist of the respective platform-specific GUI projects and the rest of the projects used in a shared project for all platforms.

Unfortunately, I see no other option than to separate the UWP project and develop separately.
For time reasons, I can unfortunately no longer support the Windows 8 versions.
Therefore, I recommend to upgrade to Windows 10 (if possible) from now on.

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Ausgabe: 11 vom 11.08.2017                    ©:Christian Mittring

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