Get your desktop app compatible
Follow these steps to get your desktop app compatible and certified for Windows 8.1.
Learn more about compatibility
The Windows and Windows Server Compatibility Cookbook: Windows 8, Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 has tips and fixes for common issues you may encounter when getting your app compatible.
Get the SDK to build and test your app
The Windows SDK contains headers, libraries, and select tools to build desktop apps. It also includes the Windows App Certification Kit, which can be used for both the Windows 8.1 Certification and Windows 7 Software Logo programs.
Prepare for app certification
Learn what you need to do to get your desktop app certified.
- See the four steps to get certified
- Learn about the benefits of certification
- Read the certification requirements for Windows desktop apps
Submit your desktop app to the Windows Store
You can register and submit your certified desktop apps for listing in the Windows Store.
- Windows Store sign-in page
- Listing your desktop app in the Store (Windows Store for developers blog)
- Windows app certification requirements (additional requirements for apps submitted to the Windows Store)
See also: Start Developing with Windows 7