Windows Hardware Dev Center dashboard

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
  • System/Hardware certification submissions

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.

Task Transition timeframe
WLK device certification submissions End of 2017
Attestation signing January 2016
Hardware certification submissions End of 2017
UEFI and LSA Early 2018
Device metadata To be scheduled
Bug management To be scheduled
Remote debugging (WRD) To be scheduled
Win32 app certification To be scheduled

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