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Windows SDK for Windows 8.1

Get the headers, libraries, and tools that you need to create Windows Store and desktop apps, in the language of your choice. Includes the .NET Framework 4.5.1 SDK, Windows App Certification Kit, and DirectX SDK. Learn more about the Windows SDK for Windows 8.1.

Updated: April 2, 2014
Originally published: October 17, 2013

Windows SDK for Windows 8

Released in November 2012, this SDK contains headers, libraries, and a selection of tools that you can use to create apps Windows Store apps (for Windows 8 or later) using web technologies, native, and managed code; or desktop apps that use the the native or managed programming model.

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Windows SDK for Windows 7 and .NET Framework 4

Released in June 2010, this SDK provides Windows 7 headers, libraries, documentation, samples, and tools to develop applications for Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, and .NET Framework versions 2.0, 3.0, 3.5 SP1, and 4.0.

Windows SDK for Windows 7 and .NET Framework 3.5 SP1

Released in August 2009, this SDK provides headers, libraries, documentation, samples, and tools (including VS 2008 SP1 C++ compilers) to develop applications for Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, and .NET Framework versions 2.0, 3.0, and 3.5 SP1.

Windows SDK for Windows Server 2008 and .NET Framework 3.5

Released in February 2008, this SDK provides documentation, samples, header files, libraries, and tools (including C++ compilers) that you need to develop applications to run on Windows Server 2008 and the .NET Framework 3.5.

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Windows SDK Update for Windows Vista and .NET Framework 3.0

Released in February 2007, this SDK provides documentation, samples, header files, libraries, and tools that you need to develop applications that run on Windows Vista.

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