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Benefits of Windows certification

When you certify your Windows 8.1 or Windows 8 desktop apps, you are eligible to:

  • Participate in the multi-billion dollar Windows software market and biggest release of Windows
  • Be featured as compatible in the Windows setup compatibility report
  • Be listed in the Windows Store, with millions of potential customers around the world (Windows 8.1 only)

 

Windows 8 Compatible logo

  • Be listed with priority in the Windows Compatibility Center
  • Have access to marketing assets and training from the Microsoft Partner Network
  • Earn certification logos to easily identify your app as high quality and Windows compatible
  • Give your customers confidence in the quality of your product

Compatibility Cookbook

Verify that your apps are compatible with Windows.

Windows SDK

Get the Windows SDK (includes the Windows App Certification Kit) and other downloads.

Logo usage guidelines

Get details for using the Windows logo with your desktop app.

Support

Get help with developing desktop apps.