HLK Compatibility Program Playlist and Additional Qualification Update for November 15th, 2016

The Windows Hardware Compatibility Program uses an official playlist to determine which tests must be successfully completed for devices and systems to be compatible with Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016. The latest playlist can be downloaded at https://sysdev.microsoft.com/en-US/Hardware/compatibilityplaylists. This playlist is optional for the next 90 days, after which it will be required by the…

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Driver Distribution Change for Windows 10, version 1607

Version 1607 of the Windows HLK enables you to distribute drivers to specific Windows 10 versions through Windows Update. When you distribute to a specific version of Windows 10, the Hardware Dev Portal submission must contain HLK results for that version. If distributing to all Windows 10 versions, you must include results for each version…

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Logo License Agreement (LLA): Logo updates and date extensions

As a result of Microsoft having received registered trademark status for the Windows logo, the trademark symbol (™) at the bottom right of the Windows logo on the Genuine Microsoft Label (GML) will be changing to a registered trademark symbol (®). Any GML variants containing the trademark symbol (™) may be used to exhaustion. This…

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Update to EV certificate requirement per submission

In a previous post, Microsoft announced that all driver and system submission packages submitted to the Windows Hardware Developer Center Dashboard Portal must be signed with an Extended Validation (EV) certificate. As part of this announcement, the Windows Hardware Developer Center Dashboard portal was to introduce a per-submission check to validate that every driver and system submission…

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Submissions using Windows 10, version 1607 and Windows Server 2016 are now being accepted!

Submissions covered by Windows 10, version 1607 The Windows Hardware Lab Kit (HLK) has been updated to support Windows 10, version 1607 and Windows Server 2016. The HLK is available for download on the Hardware Dev Center: https://aka.ms/hlk_dlc HLK version 1607 enforces the Windows 10 hardware requirements and polices posted at https://aka.ms/compatreq and is designed for…

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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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