Containers on Windows 10X: Support for Win32 Applications and Windows Sandboxes

Containers on Windows 10X: Support for Win32 Applications and Windows Sandboxes

Windows 10X (Lite) will support traditional applications, Windows Sandbox, and existing Microsoft security technologies.

Folding computers and dual-screen devices can take a leading position in the portable device market. Especially for them, Microsoft is creating a separate version of the operating system called Windows 10X. The new system was announced on October 2 at the Surface Event and is designed for dual-screen devices such as the Surface Neo and Lenovo ThinkPad X1.

Windows 10X, also codenamed Santorini, will be based on the new Windows Core OS platform and will be a simplified modular version of Windows 10.

It is already known that Windows 10X will work not only with UWP applications. To run classic applications, Win32 is developing container technology.

Containers on Windows 10X

Windows 10X will support traditional applications, Windows Sandbox, and existing Microsoft security technologies.

In a Microsoft job description on LinkedIn, the Azure Core OS team is working with the Windows division to develop containers. Thanks to containers, Microsoft plans to improve security, isolation and compatibility in Windows 10X (Lite).

Container technologies enable Win32 application support from the Microsoft Store, traditional applications, Windows Sandbox, Windows Defender Application Gaurd, and server containers in Windows 10X.

Microsoft needs a leader in a software development team (team lead) with experience of over 10 years who will deal with virtualization technologies, security mechanisms, and drivers for a future version of Windows 10.