Microsoft has revealed a deeper collaboration with Qualcomm technologies. This came after Microsoft announced its expansion of the Microsoft App Assure program. This collaboration aims to improve the performance and application compatibility experience of Windows 10 powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon. It will also help both companies deliver a superior user experience for enterprise customers running Widows 10 on ARM64 devices.
Microsoft’s App Assure program was launched in early 2019. It is designed to address any application compatibility issues in Windows 10. This program is available free of charge to customers, developers, and independent software vendors (ISVs), who are eligible for the company’s 365 subscriptions.
The program was originally developed to help businesses move apps to Windows 10 and modernize them.
Any compatibility issue that arises would then be resolved by Microsoft. But this collaboration aims to extend the service to ARM64 PCs powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon processors.
A press release issued about the collaboration states: “Microsoft’s App Assure with FastTrack program is a service designed to help customers, developers and independent software vendors resolve application compatibility issues at no additional cost. for eligible customers. With this announced expansion, Microsoft is committed to delivering exceptional experiences on Windows 10 devices powered by Snapdragon compute platforms, providing end users with consistent app experiences. One of the goals of the program will be to engage vendors in providing Windows 10 app compatibility on Snapdragon compute platforms so that users working anywhere can confidently use Windows 10 apps on devices. powered by Snapdragon. This announcement is another important step in redefining the mobile computing experience offered by PCs equipped with Snapdragon. “
Next-generation PCs that will be powered by Qualcomm’s snapdragon will redefine the mobile computing experience for years to come. This collaboration aims primarily to ensure the compatibility of Windows 10 applications on the Snapdragon computing platform. This will allow users to confidently run Windows 10 apps on devices powered by Snapdragon.
“The consistent application compatibility of Windows 10 has been the reason for its global adoption, and we’re proud to extend that promise of compatibility to Windows 10 on ARM. Now our customers can be confident that their mission-critical applications will run on Windows devices powered by Snapdragon, ”said Brad Anderson, CVP, Commercial Management Experiences, Microsoft.
The goal of the updated program is to “deliver superior user experiences for business clients and consumers on Windows 10 on ARM64 devices, including the global PC ecosystem powered by Snapdragon.”
Hopefully this means more apps can now run natively on ARM64. The arm is a major player in mobile computing. And Windows 10 powered by Snapdragon is one hell of a combo.