error MSB8036: The Windows SDK version 10.0.15063.0 was not found. Install the required version of Windows SDK or change the SDK version in the project property pages or by right-clicking the solution and selecting "Retarget solution".
Right-clicking on the solution and retargeting gets you a bit further:
fatal error C1189: #error: -- unsupported Microsoft Visual Studio version! Only the versions 2012, 2013, 2015 and 2017 are supported!...which is funny, because I am using VS2017. If you dig into it, it's the specific version that's the problem, and there doesn't seem to be an easy fix.
However, a nice feature (finally!) of VS2017 is that you can optionally install other compiler toolchains. If you rerun your VS2017 Installer, and find the Modify option (under More), you will see a whole bunch of extra features you can install under "Individual components". The one of interest here is "VC++ 2015.3 v140 toolset for desktop". Once installed, you can instead open the Visual Studio 2015 solutions, and the good news is that these successfully compile.