ASD's Blueprint for Secure Cloud

Universal Platform Applications

This section describes the design decisions associated with universal platform applications on Windows 10 and 11 endpoints configured according to guidance in ASD's Blueprint for Secure Cloud.

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Universal Windows Platform (UWP) applications are applications that run on Windows 10 and newer devices. Developers can build line of business Windows Store apps using standard programming languages. The Windows Runtime (WinRT) supports C#, C++, JavaScript and Visual Basic.

UWP applications cannot access user resources unless the application specifically declares a need to use those resources. This ensures a clear connection between apps and the types of resources the app has access to.


Alarms and ClockProvisionedA versatile combination of alarm clock app, world clock, timer, and stopwatch.
BingRemovedWeather and News.
CalculatorProvisionedA calculator that includes standard, scientific, and programmer modes, as well as a unit converter.
CameraRemovedThe redesigned Camera is faster and simpler than ever before.
Mail and CalendarRemovedThe Mail and Calendar apps provides access to a user’s email, schedule, and contacts. This access will be granted through Outlook.
MapsRemovedProvides search functionality for places to get directions, contact numbers, business info, and reviews.
Microsoft OneDriveOneDrive personal removed. OneDrive for Business will be used.OneDrive is a cloud storage, file hosting service that enables a user to synchronise files and later access them from a web browser or mobile device.
Microsoft Solitaire CollectionRemovedMicrosoft Solitaire Collection on Windows 10.
Microsoft VideoRemovedThe Movies & TV app brings a user the latest entertainment in one simple, fast, and elegant app on Windows.
Mixed RealityRemoved3D Viewer, Print 3D, Mixed Reality Portal.
MobileRemovedPhone, Mobile Plans, Connect App.
OneNoteProvisionedMicrosoft OneNote Application.
Paint3DProvisionedMicrosoft Paint3D Application.
PeopleRemovedThe People app in Windows is a modern take on the flat contact lists of the past. It is built for the way people communicate today and is connected to cloud services.
PhotosProvisionedThe best place to enjoy, organise, edit, and share digital memories.
Snip and SketchProvisionedCapture a specific area of the screen.
MS PaintProvisionedCreative paint and drawing tool.
Sticky NotesProvisionedSticky Notes.
StoreMicrosoft Store for Business will be used.Shopfront for purchasing and downloading applications.
Microsoft XboxRemovedThe Xbox experience on Windows. The Xbox app brings together friends, games, and accomplishments across Xbox One and Windows devices.
ZuneRemovedGroove Music and Movies.

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