HCK QFE 11 for Windows 8.1 now available

For information about QFE updates, see Windows Hardware Certification Kit QFE Updates. To get the latest QFEs for the Windows HCK, run HCKSetup.exe. The Windows HCK download includes all previous QFE updates. Learn what’s in the QFE Download and install HCK to get the QFE Download the QFE now Note: Before applying the QFE, close…

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New Hardware Logo License Agreement is available

The new Hardware Logo License Agreement (LLA) 2015 is now available. The new LLA has been updated to include information about the Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 operating systems. Note: You must sign the new LLA 2015 in order to upload any Hardware Certification Program submissions after Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012…

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SHARKS COVE NOW AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER !!!!

During the //Build conference in April we announced a Microsoft initiative towards investing in simplifying hardware development on Windows platforms. That announcement included a preview of Intel’s Sharks Cove; a Windows compatible hardware development board designed for seamless software and driver development for components that can be incorporated into phones, tablets and other System on…

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Increased frequency of Hardware Certification Kit filters

Automated publication of HCK filters has been increased so that they’re now published four times a day. This change should shorten your review cycles for certification submissions.  Here’s the new filter publication schedule (all times are PST): 6:00 PM Midnight 6:00 AM Noon For filters that are not yet published, please work with your certifications…


Windows Hardware Certification billing alias retired

As of 7/1/2014, the Hardware Certification Billing alias (whqlbill@microsoft.com) will no longer be responding to e-mail requests. The Windows Certification Program billing program is fully closed down at this time.     


HCK QFE 10 for Windows 8.1 now available

For information about QFE updates, see Windows Hardware Certification Kit QFE Updates. To get the latest QFEs for the Windows HCK, run HCKSetup.exe. The Windows HCK download includes all previous QFE updates. Learn what’s in the QFE Download and install HCK to get the QFE Download the QFE now Note: Before applying the QFE, close…


HCK QFE 09 for Windows 8.1 now available

For information about QFE updates, see Windows Hardware Certification Kit QFE Updates. To get the latest QFEs for the Windows HCK, run HCKSetup.exe. The Windows HCK download includes all previous QFE updates. Learn what’s in the QFE Download and install HCK to get the QFE Download the QFE now Note: Before applying the QFE, close…


Certification help & support aliases

Looking for more information or support for certification issues? Try these aliases:   Dashboard (SYSDEV) web site issues   sysdev@microsoft.com   Dashboard policy-related questions   logofb@microsoft.com Windows Certified Products List   sysdev@microsoft.com   Windows Server Catalog   wscat@microsoft.com   Hardware Submission issues   sysdev@microsoft.com   Software Submission issues   swlogo@microsoft.com   Legal Agreement questions  …


Audio certification requirement update

To support enabling our partners to innovate on hardware design for new devices, we’re making updates to the audio component certification requirements. In the past, both integrated and externally connected audio components submitted for Windows Hardware Certification needed to meet the Device.Audio.UAACompliance requirement. With this update, partners will have more flexibility to design hardware that…


Windows service pack or update release testing policy

When testing for certification, you’re required to use the latest service pack or update release 90 days after it’s made available publicly. This is to ensure maximum compatibility with your device driver and Windows. Windows 8.1 Update will be required for all Windows 8.1 submissions starting on August 1, 2014.