Test your desktop app with the Windows App Certification Kit
Before you can list your desktop app in the Windows Store, you are required to test it with the Windows App Certification Kit and upload the results to the Hardware or Desktop developer portal for certification.
Review the Certification requirements for Windows 8.1 desktop apps, and the SDK, so that you can begin testing with the kit and then submit the results to Microsoft. You are required to upload the results of the kit before you can list your app in the Windows Store.
To sign in to the Hardware or Desktop developer portal, or to create an account on this portal, complete the following steps:
Go to the Hardware or Desktop developer portal to get started.
You will not receive email confirmation from Microsoft. To find out whether your app has been approved, sign in to the Hardware or Desktop developer portal.
- Sign up as a developer for the Windows Store
- Using the desktop developer dashboard
- Walkthrough: Desktop app submission