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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Notification of Discontinuance for the Windows 10 Compatibility artwork

Dear Valued Partners, With the expansion of our Windows OS family we are changing the way we communicate compatibility with Windows, so you can simplify how you explain to your customers how your hardware and software works with Windows. For any Windows compatible products, you can make factual references to express compatibility, including on your…

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Update to System.Server.Assurance requirement

The System.Server.Assurance certification requirement for the current Long Term Servicing Branch (LTSB) of Windows Server 2016 (version 1607) has been updated. You can view the updated requirement on MSDN via the following link: https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/hardware/commercialize/design/compatibility/systems#system.server.assurance The requirement to support the Hardware Security Test Interface (HSTI) is now conditional based upon the generation of server-class systems being…

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Submissions using Windows 10, version 1703 are now being accepted!

The Windows Hardware Lab Kit (HLK) has been updated to support Windows 10, version 1703. The HLK is available for download on the Hardware Dev Center: https://aka.ms/hlk_dlc Version 1703 of the HLK enforces the Windows 10 hardware requirements and polices posted at https://aka.ms/compatreq and is designed for testing the following Windows 10 releases: Client version 1703…

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Windows 10 Driver Distribution via Windows Hardware Dev Center

When creating a shipping label for Windows Update using the Windows Hardware Dev Center, the versions of Windows 10 that you can select are based on the versions that were submitted with your HCK/HLK package or attestation submission selections. The Windows 10 version you select for publishing will be set as the minimum version of…

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