Accepting Windows 10, version 1803 submissions

The Windows Hardware Lab Kit (HLK) has been updated to support Windows 10, version 1803 and is available via direct download, here: http://aka.ms/1803HLK. The 1803 version of the HLK enforces revisions to the Windows 10, version 1803 hardware compatibility requirements available from the Hardware Dev Center.   Note: Starting with the last release of HLK version…

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Win32 logo certification deprecation

Notice to all partners submitting applications for Windows software logo certification. The Windows software logo certification program is being deprecated from the existing Sysdev portal. Partners requiring Microsoft attestation and distribution of your Win32 apps are recommended to use Desktop Bridge to distribute your app via the Store. Partners can continue to ship and deploy…

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New Windows 10 Driver Failure Report, now live in Hardware Dev Center

We are happy to announce the availability of the new Windows 10 Driver failure report in Hardware Dev Center! The new report will enable IHVs, OEMs, ISVs and IoT partners to easily view failure data for all submissions made through Hardware Dev Center. No more having to scroll through hundreds of submission ids to view…

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APIs are now available for managing Hardware Submissions

One of the consistent themes the Hardware Dev Center team hears from the Partner Community is the need for an easy way to automate driver submissions for signing by Microsoft. This is especially true for partners with large volumes of driver submissions because they need a way to build, sign and package drivers inline with…

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Starting in February 2018, packages signed using a SHA-1 digest algorithm and certificate chain will no longer be accepted

On March 9th, Hardware Dev Center and Sysdev will no longer accept HLKx, HCKx, Attestation .CAB, and WLK packages signed using a SHA-1 digest algorithm and certificate chain. This change may require that your Hardware Dev Center and Sysdev associated certificates (EV and others) be updated. This is being done to support our SHA-1 Enforcement…

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Hardware Dev Center now automatically registers Extension IDs

Starting November 7, you will no longer need to register Extension IDs via service request. The Hardware Developer Center will automatically read Extension IDs from the INF file and register the ID against the organization submitting the Extension INF. FAQ: How do I register my Extension ID? When you submit your extension driver, Hardware Developer…

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Submissions using Windows 10, version 1709 are now being accepted!

The Windows Hardware Lab Kit (HLK) has been updated to support Windows 10, version 1709. The HLK is available for download on the Hardware Dev Center: https://aka.ms/hlk_dlc HLK version 1709 enforces the Windows 10 hardware requirements and policies posted at https://aka.ms/compatreq and is designed for testing Windows 10, version 1709. Note: Starting with HLK version…

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Help! “Bluetooth – Optional – HciExtensions (Development and Integration)” test causes a bug check on the secondary machine

We have discovered that the “Bluetooth  – Optional – HciExtensions (Development and Integration)” test in the HLK 1703 kit will cause a bug check on the secondary machine approximately 15 minutes after the test is complete. While the bug check does not affect the overall test result, it can interrupt the automation process. To avoid…

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New Windows Logo License Agreement is now available

Dear Valued Partners, The new Windows Logo License Agreement is now available in the Hardware Dev Center and Sysdev. There are two substantive changes to the existing Agreement: ·         Added a definition for Icon(s) ·         Revised the definition for Logo(s) for more clarity. In addition, we updated the Exhibits to align with our new Windows…

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HLK Compatibility Program Playlist Update for May 16, 2017

The Windows Hardware Compatibility Program uses an official playlist to determine which devices meet the requirements for compatibility with Windows 10, Windows Server 2016, Windows Server Software Defined (WSSD) program, and Azure Stack certification. The HLK Compatibility Playlists 1607 (version 3) and 1703 (version 2) Compatibility Playlist have been updated and can be downloaded from…

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