New support for source-level debugging of WDF code in Windows 10

Last March we published the WDF source code on GitHub for all to read, debug, and learn from. Today we are happy to announce new support for source-level debugging of WDF code! When debugging a WDF driver, you can now step freely into the surrounding framework code to get a full picture of what’s going…


New Performance Tools for WDF Drivers in Windows 10

We are excited to announce the availability of an extension to the Windows Performance Toolkit (WPT) in Windows 10 to obtain new performance insights into your KMDF or UMDF driver. You can use this tool to obtain performance insights or troubleshoot performance issues in your WDF driver. When performance tracing for your driver is enabled, the framework…


New version of Windows 10 Hardware Development Kits now available

In conjunction with the release of the latest version of Windows 10 developer tools preview at //Build yesterday, we are happy to announce the availability of Windows 10 hardware development kits. Sign up to be a Windows Insider to get the latest Windows flight and then download the WDK, ADK, and HLK With this release, the…

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Windows 10 kits available for download

Last week at our WinHEC conference, we introduced many of the great new features we’ve enabled with the Windows 10 hardware developer kits. We’re excited to announce that those kits are now available. Sign up to be a Windows Insider for access to the WDK, ADK, and HLK. These tools will enable you to try out every…


Windows driver frameworks source on GitHub

Yesterday we were thrilled to announce at WinHEC that the source code for the Windows Driver Frameworks (WDF) will be published openly on GitHub. The repo is now live and you can find it at github.com/Microsoft/Windows-Driver-Frameworks.   Goal Our goal with the WDF has always been to make it straightforward to write high-quality drivers.  The…


Installing and Debugging Drivers with Sharks Cove Hardware development board

We asked our talented intern, Steven, to work on several hardware projects this summer and he agreed to share some of his experiences with Windows hardware development using Sharks Cove hardware development board through a series of blog posts. Below is his first blog detailing his experience installing and debugging a driver using Sharks Cove….

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You are invited!!

We are hosting a live online event on August 25th where we will show you the capabilities of the Sharks Cove development board from Intel, demonstrate how it can be leveraged by developers for driver development and see how our partners have successfully used this platform to further their business. We will also hear about how Microsoft…

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The Sharks Cove is now available for Pre-order! [Updated]

Back in April at the //Build conference, our group sent a couple of guys down to San Francisco to give a preview of some of the cool new stuff we’ve been working on over the past year.  At the end of the presentation, Viraf shared that the coolest of that stuff, the Sharks Cove, was…


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There exists an MSDN page titled “Support and community for hardware developers”, which includes a column of links titled “Ask the community”.  Each of those links will send a current or potential developer somewhere that will allow them to interact with other current or potential developers, including a bunch of us that work in hardware…

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