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PowerShell Studio 2019 install on Surface 7

Posted: Sat Jan 11, 2020 8:17 am
by dbaduck
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Product, version and build: PowerShell Studio 2019 in general
32 or 64 bit version of product: 64bit ARM (new Surface 7 Pro runs Windows Arm64)
Operating system: Windows 10 ARM
32 or 64 bit OS: 64 bit ARM

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I wanted to know if it is going to be supported to install the Sapien set of tools on the new Windows ARM that is on the Surface Pro 7 and Go I believe.

Ben Miller


Re: PowerShell Studio 2019 install on Surface 7

Posted: Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:21 am
by Alexander Riedel
We have investigated the ARM platform before and found that in general the performance of these devices was not sufficient to provide a good user experience.
As you can imagine, porting and supporting another processor platform is not a trivial task, so there has to be a benefit to the user and to us of course :D
We have just dropped 32 bit as a platform after all.

The new Surface Pro 7 has an Intel processor, see ... tech-specs and therefore is supported.

The new Pro X is an ARM device and we have not investigated it as a platform, as reviews indicate it is not performing well enough. ... ecs-photos

The Surface Go appears to run an Intel Pentium processor ( ... tech-specs) but runs Windows 10 in S mode, so it is restricted to Microsoft Store apps.

As these and other devices become available and more mainstream we are happy to look into them and support them as packager targets and as development platforms, if there is sufficient support for all underlying technology used.

Obviously you are asking for a reason, so may I ask what you hope to gain from a Windows ARM device? What's the driving factor?