Dev Home app 0.9 brings compatibility for Windows 10

Microsoft updates its Dev Home app and brings support for Windows 10 devices.

Dev Home on Windows 10
Dev Home on Windows 10 / Image: Mauro Huculak
  • Microsoft’s Dev Home app, previously exclusive to Windows 11, is now compatible with Windows 10.
  • The app for Windows 10 is virtually the same as the version for Windows 11, but it doesn’t include the Dev Drive feature.
  • Anyone can download the Dev Home app from GitHub, Microsoft Store, or Windows Package Manager.

Microsoft has released version 0.9 of the Dev Home app, and while it has been exclusive to Windows 11 since its original release in 2023, the app now extends its capabilities in 2024 to Windows 10 users.

The key enhancement in the Dev Home 0.9 update is its newfound compatibility with Windows 10. Additionally, an essential accessibility improvement ensures that screen readers accurately convey the status of the navigation pane.

Anyone can download the Dev Home app for free directly from its dedicated GitHub repository or Microsoft Store for both Windows 11 as well as for Windows 10. You can also install the app from Command Prompt with the winget install --id Microsoft.DevHome command.

The Dev Home app for Windows 10 is similar to the version for Windows 11 for setting up, testing, and building applications. Dev Home functions as a streamlined dashboard for developer-related tasks, from downloading applications to managing repositories and establishing developer connections. However, the version available for Windows 10 doesn’t include the option to create Dev Drives, as this feature is part of Windows 11. (At this time, it’s unclear whether the company will add this feature to Windows 10.)

Also, the app offers hardware monitoring widgets to track CPU, GPU, RAM, and network performance from the Dashboard page.

As part of its ongoing development, Microsoft wants to expand the settings available within the Dev Home application, aiming to provide users with more control with a new “Advanced Settings” section. This is still an idea, so it’s unclear when it could arrive. The new section should make it easier to manage the device settings and behaviors as well as provide access to configure experimental features for Windows that are tailored to developers.

For a comprehensive overview of the Dev Home application and its functionalities, you can check the official Microsoft documentation.

About the author

Mauro Huculak is a Windows How-To Expert who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He has also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 14 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows and software, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 20 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ and Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, LinkedIn and Email him at [email protected].