HCK QFE 14 (8.100.27024) for Windows 8.1 now available

This update makes the following changes: Added 3 Private Cloud Simulator (optional, system-level) tests to validate cloud-scale reliability for private cloud solutions supporting different types of storage. This test needs ‘PCSfiles.vhd’ (published as HCK supplemental content) for a successful execution experience. Removed Touch/PTP certification, allowing devices to function in Windows 8.1 without the THQA blob.

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Submissions using Windows 10, Version 1511 are now being accepted!

The Windows Hardware Lab Kit (HLK) has been updated and made available on the download center in order to support the Windows 10, Version 1511 release of the Windows 10 operating system. https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/hardware/dn913721.aspx#hlk Build 10586 of the HLK enables compatibility testing of hardware for the Windows 10, Version 1511 release, the 7/29/2015 Windows 10 release,…

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HLK Compatibility Program Playlist Update for November 9, 2015

The Windows Hardware Compatibility Program uses an official playlist to determine which devices meet the requirements for compatibility with Windows 10. All playlists that we have published are acceptable to use for submissions to the Hardware Developer Portal (sysdev). The latest playlist is optional and can be downloaded here. The following tests were added: DF…

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New device-level test to be included as part of the Compatibility Program in November 2015

Starting in November 2015, the Hypervisor Code Integrity (HVCI) Readiness Test will be added as part of the Windows Hardware Compatibility Program. The purpose of the test is to ensure that drivers are compatible with Device Guard. For more information about the test, see the blog post on Driver Compatibility with Device Guard in Windows 10….

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Windows Server 2016 submissions for devices, drivers, storage, switches, and systems can be made through the Hardware Developer Portal

The Hardware Developer Portal is now open for Windows Server 2016 submissions to allow vendors to have their products listed in the Windows Server Catalog as Compatible with Windows Server 2016 Technical and Production Previews. Compatibility is exclusive to Windows Server 2016 Technical and Production Preview versions. To be listed as Compatible, products must be…

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Update on Sysdev EV Certificate requirement

Microsoft has previously communicated that it would be requiring Extended Validation (EV) certificates to be used when a submission is being made to the Hardware Developer Portal, also known as Sysdev, 90 days after Windows 10 RTM.  We would like to announce a policy change.  As of October 31, 2015, your Sysdev account must have…

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HLK Compatibility Program Playlist Update for October 15, 2015

The Windows Hardware Compatibility Program uses an official playlist to determine which devices meet the requirements for compatibility with Windows 10. All playlists that we have published are acceptable to use for submissions to the Hardware Developer Portal (Sysdev). The latest playlist is optional and can be downloaded here. We have updated the playlist by…

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HLK for Windows 10 Update is now available

Microsoft has an update available for the Hardware Lab Kit to address a large volume of errata that have been generated since its release.  This is an optional update for how hardware partners.  This update addresses the following issues: Errata ID Impacted Test(s) Fix Description 5635 Windows Touch Reporting Rate Test – Maximum Contacts (System)…

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Windows Hardware Lab Kit build 10240 required after October 31, 2015

Released alongside Windows 10, the Windows Hardware Lab Kit is an all-purpose test and measure kit to help you determine how well your hardware interacts with Windows. You can download the latest version of the HLK from the following location: Download Windows Hardware Lab Kit (HLK) The Windows Developer center dashboard will accept Windows 10 HLK submissions…

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Touch, Precision TouchPad, and Pen HQA (blob) process change for Windows 10

In an attempt to streamline our processes and enable our partners to achieve compatibility more quickly, Microsoft will no longer be distributing a blob for Touch, Precision Touchpad (PTP), and / or Pen devices submitted for Windows 10 compatibility or for Windows 8/8.1 certification. This change is effective immediately. As many of you are aware, there…

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