Microsoft has released a new ROM for the Visual Studio emulator for Windows 10 Mobile Build 15063.

The build is believed to be the near final build of the Creators Update for Windows 10 Mobile and should allow developers to test their applications in the run-up to the release of the OS some time after Creators Update for PC in April.

The emulator requires Visual Studio 2015, lets developers simulate real-world interaction with a device and test the features of their app by using the tools included with Microsoft Emulator for Windows 10 Mobile. It provides a virtualized environment in which they can debug and test Windows apps without a physical device. It also provides an isolated environment for application prototypes.

Requirements:

  • at least 4 GB of RAM
  • Hardware-assisted virtualization
  • Second Level Address Translation (SLAT)
  • Hardware-based Data Execution Prevention (DEP).

You can find the emulator here, and read more about installing it here.