Welcome to a new series of articles in MSDN Magazine exploring the essentials and internals of the Windows Runtime. You can read the first installment right now in the July 2015 issue:
Over the next few months I’m going to explore the essentials of the Windows Runtime. The purpose is to break down the higher-level abstractions that developers use in the various language projections and toolchains in order to examine how the Windows Runtime works at the application binary interface (ABI)—the boundary between applications and the binary components they rely on to access OS services.
Many thanks to Larry Osterman for his feedback on this series.