What’s New for Windows 8
Discover what's new for hardware designers, engineers, testers, and driver developers for who are designing and developing hardware for Windows 8.
Step through how to get started partnering with Microsoft to design, develop, test, certify, monitor, and maintain systems, devices, and drivers that are optimized for Windows.
Get guidance on firmware and boot, performance, power management, system internals, Windows Server platform, and more.
Find white papers, documentation, and other resources to help ensure reliability and optimal performance across each device class in the Windows platform.
Learn about driver development, get access to the WDK and other development tools, and discover a comprehensive collection of resources for every phase of the driver development lifecycle.
Download debugging tools, find debugging tips, and learn about the integration of debugging tools and the WDK into Visual Studio.
Get the tools, guidance, and support to help ensure your product is reliable and compatible with Windows.
Find how-to and support information for the Windows Hardware and Desktop Dashboard services, which replaces the old Winqual services. Use these services for Windows certification submissions. device metadata, driver distribution, bug management, reports, and remote debugging
Browse the latest hardware design and development guidance, tools, and documentation published on the Windows Dev Center.
Find hardware-related information about earlier versions of Windows that is no longer maintained but might be useful.