John Sheehan, Distinguished Engineer on the Windows team today discussed the status of the Desktop Bridge (previously known as Project Centennial). He informed that there are nearly 1,000 Desktop Bridge apps in the Store. He also stated that developer response was “overwhelming” for the Desktop Bridge.

The List of these kind of apps includes the popular ones like:

  • Evernote
  • Slack
  • Musixmatch
  • Adobe
  • Audible
  • Kodi
  • Spotify(announced)

Those who don’t know what Project Centennial or Desktop Bridge?It is a set of technologies that help you to convert your Windows desktop application (for example, Win32, Windows Forms, or WPF) or game to a UWP app or game. A converted app is packaged, serviced, and deployed in the form of a UWP app package (an .appx or an .appxbundle) that targets Windows 10 Desktop. Using the bridge, you can gradually migrate your code to the Universal Windows Platform to reach every Windows 10 device, including phones, Xbox One and HoloLens.


  • Streamlined deployment
  • Automatic updates and licensing
  • Increased reach and simplified monetization
  • Broadened use-cases across device


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Rakesh Singh

A Windows Phone and Windows 10 fan - I Love doing anything related to Windows 10