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Windows Hardware Dev Center dashboard

Last Updated: 1/18/2017

The Windows Hardware Dev Center dashboard allows you to submit hardware for certification, and code sign and publish your drivers to Windows Update. You can also now use shipping labels to easily collaborate on driver development with your business partners.

To get started watch our introductory video series to learn more about the new dashboard. See Get started with the Hardware Program for registering and using.

What's new in the Windows Hardware Dev Center dashboard

The Windows Hardware Dev Center dashboard replaces the Hardware Dev Center (Sysdev) for most hardware tasks. The dashboard allows you to create and manage your submissions quickly and easily, with improved experiences for:

  • HCK/HLK device certification submissions
  • Publishing to Windows Update. You can now create shipping labels with promotions (critical and/or dynamic update) directly from the dashboard.
  • Sharing your driver with another company (Resell)
  • Customizing your driver after initial certification (DUA)
  • Managing your users and legal agreements

Currently unsupported tasks

You must continue to use Hardware Dev Center (Sysdev) to complete the following tasks.

Important The dashboard submission REST APIs will no longer be available for use as of November 10th, 2016. APIs for driver submissions are under consideration for a future release.

Transition timeframes

This transition timeframe table contains estimates of when features will be available in the Windows Hardware Dev Center dashboard. Feature specific legal and administration tasks will transition when the feature transitions.

TaskTransition timeframe
WLK device certification submissions2017
Attestation signingEnd of 2016
Hardware certification submissions2017
UEFI and LSATo be scheduled
Device metadataTo be scheduled
Bug managementTo be scheduled
Remote debugging (WRD)To be scheduled
Win32 app certificationTo be scheduled

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