Driver Signing changes in Windows 10, version 1607

Last year, we announced that beginning with the release of Windows 10, all new Windows 10 kernel mode drivers must be submitted to the Windows Hardware Developer Center Dashboard portal (Dev Portal) to be digitally signed by Microsoft. However, due to technical and ecosystem readiness issues, this was not enforced by Windows Code Integrity and…

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Transition plan for LogoFB email alias

The Windows Hardware Compatibility Program (WHCP) has been the primary channel that we use to communicate to the partner community about our core expectations that Windows places on devices, kernel-affecting software, systems, and solutions. As we transition to a Windows as a Service model, the WHCP must also evolve to accommodate the release cadences. We…

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New Hardware and Software Logo License Agreements Are Now Available

The new Windows Logo License Agreement for Hardware 2017 and the Windows Logo License Agreement for Software v1.9 are now available for review and signing on the Windows Hardware Developers Dashboard website. Starting on July 12th 2016, the Dashboard site will block any attempted submissions for the Windows Hardware Compatibility Program or the Software Logo…

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WinHEC Summer Workshop Announcement

  The WinHEC team is pleased to invite you to the WinHEC Summer Workshop for hands-on engineering training of tools and services. The workshop will be held in June 2016 at the following times and locations:   WinHEC Summer 2016 Workshop, Taipei: June 28-29, 2016 Hua Nan Bank HNBK International Convention Center No 123 Songren Road…

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HLK Compatibility Program Playlist Update for May 16th, 2016

The Windows Hardware Compatibility Program uses an official playlist to determine which devices meet the requirements for compatibility with Windows 10. The latest playlist can be downloaded here. This playlist is optional for the next 90 days, after which it will be required, and the previous playlist will no longer be acceptable. A published playlist…

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HLK Compatibility Program Playlist Update for April 14, 2016

The Windows Hardware Compatibility Program uses an official playlist to determine which devices meet the requirements for compatibility with Windows 10. The latest playlist can be downloaded here. This playlist is optional for the next 90 days, after which it will be required, and the previous playlist will no longer be acceptable. A published playlist…

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Changes to the Static Tools Test for Windows Server 2016

Starting in April 2016, the Windows Hardware Lab Kit will include changes to the Static Tools Test for Windows Server 2016. This test is required for Certification of NDIS [Network Driver Interface Specification] and StorPort model drivers, as well as for drivers now designated as “Other” – more information below. Microsoft’s Static Analysis Tools, namely,…

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Help shape the future of WinHEC

A year ago we rebooted the WinHEC program. We built the new WinHEC program based off of partner feedback which led us to make a number of changes from the large conference we held from 1992 – 2008. The feedback helped us make the decision to locate the events in Shenzhen and Taipei, move from…

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HLK build 10586 is required starting on February 10, 2016

Starting on February 10, 2016, HLK build 10586 is required in order to satisfy compatibility requirements. This kit enables compatibility testing of hardware for the Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016 operating systems. In order to successfully test for Windows 10 compatibility, you must have the latest version of the Windows Hardware Compatibility Program Playlist. …

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HLK Compatibility Program Playlist Update for January 27, 2016

The Windows Hardware Compatibility Program uses an official playlist to determine which devices meet the requirements for compatibility with Windows 10. The latest playlist can be downloaded here. This playlist is optional for the next 90 days, after which it will be required, and the previous playlist will no longer be acceptable. A published playlist…

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