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The Windows Driver Kit (WDK) 8.1 speeds up your development with better provisioning, deployment, and a unified Windows Driver Framework (WDF). Enhanced Device Driver Interfaces (DDIs) let you build better display and serial control devices.
Improvements in the Windows Hardware Certification Kit help you speed up testing and target your results and reporting with multi-machine testing and test categorization.
The Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK) has new assessments to help you measure the power and performance of your hardware, including Windows Store app analysis.
New capabilities for Windows Store device apps include the Device Metadata Authoring Wizard, expanded AutoPlay support, background tasks that enable device updates, and improved print functionality.