Important hotfix for Windows 10 SDK 10.0.15063

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When you up­grade Win­dows 10 to ver­sion 1703 build 15063.13, you can also up­date Vi­sual Stu­dio to 2017 ver­sion 15.1 and in­stall Win­dows SDK 10.0.15063. How­ever, the lat­est bits are not enough and you must ap­ply one hot­fix to keep the abil­ity of cre­at­ing ap­pli­ca­tion pack­ages which are uploaded to Win­dows Dev Cen­ter.

The suc­cess­ful build ends up with an er­ror mes­sage dur­ing ap­pli­ca­tion pack­ag­ing:

File '<drive let­ter>:\<project path>\<project name>_<ap­pli­ca­tion ver­sion>_scale-100.appx' not found.

The patch hasn’t been re­leased yet. Luck­ily, Daniel Ja­cob­son has cre­ated a hot­fix which can be eas­ily ap­plied – stor­agepack­age­workaround.zip (see ReadMe.txt).