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Windows Certification Workshop for Connected Devices on Windows RT
We are excited to announce the next in a series of Windows Certification Workshops, to be held on June 26 – 29, 2012, at the Hyatt Regency Bellevue in Bellevue, Washington.
This event focuses on the programs, processes, and tests that you use to certify your connected devices for Windows RT. The workshop provides a hands-on experience working directly with Microsoft developers and testers, using Windows Hardware Certification Kit (HCK) to certify your hardware. You are encouraged to bring the connected devices that you are planning to certify. The workshop is an opportunity to certify your products directly on Windows RT systems available at the workshop.
There is no registration fee for this event. However, the event has limited space availability. The online Windows Certification Workshops registration portal is open for your registration.
Special Discount for Early Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 Submissions
The Windows Hardware Certification Program is now open for Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 submissions. Take advantage of the early-bird submission prices. All Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 submissions are only $100 (US) until General Availability of these operating systems.
You can download the new Windows Hardware Certification Kit at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkID=241607. Use this kit to create submissions for Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012.
You can download Windows 8 Release Preview at http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/download?ocid=W_MSC_W8P_DevCenter_Hardware.
New Hardware and Software Logo License Agreements Are Now Available
The new Hardware Logo License Agreement (LLA) 2013 and Software Logo License Agreement (LLA) 1.6 are now available for review and signing on the Windows Hardware Developer Dashboard website. Both LLAs have been updated to include information about the Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 operating systems.
Note: You must sign the new Hardware LLA 2013 in order to upload any hardware logo program submissions. Likewise, you must sign the new Software LLA version 1.6 in order to upload any software logo program submissions. The Dashboard site will block any attempted submissions unless you have signed the appropriate new LLA for the type of submission you are attempting.
Windows Application Certification Kit Is Required for All Client Software Submissions
The Windows Software Certification Program would like to remind our partners that software submissions to the Dashboard Services website must now use Windows Application Certification Kit (WACK). Partners will no longer be able to use Windows Software Logo Kit (WSLK).
You can download WACK from http://msdn.microsoft.com/windows/desktop/aa904949.
WLK 1.6 QFE 006 Is Released: Infrastructure Update for Display Driver Package
Windows Logo Kit (WLK) 1.6 QFE 006 has been released.
This QFE is a required update for the display gatherer, where tests are not being selected for the combined Windows 7 and Windows 8 display driver package. It is intended for use with WLK version 1.6.8367.
Logo Artwork Usage Guidelines
A new logo artwork package is now available for download on the Windows Hardware Developer Dashboard website. The new package contains artwork for both Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012. This new artwork may not be used publicly until after Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 General Availability. We will provide more guidance on when and how to use the new Windows certification logos in future versions of this newsletter.
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