SDKs for Cloud Aware Development

The Xbox Development Kit (XDK) is not publicly available. Managed Partners have access to the XDK and associated development resources such as documentation and middleware tools. See Joining a developer program.

The XDK can be downloaded from the software downloads page on the site.

If you do not have access to the site, you will not be able to download or use the XDK. If you do no not have access, contact your account manager.


Access to the XDK will also grant you access to resources which will guide you through its use. Like the XDK, these resources are not public and are only available to Managed Partners.

  • For additional help, contact your Xbox program representative.

Install the XDK

After downloading and installing the XDK, you can integrate the Cloud Aware APIs into your game.

Make your first Cloud Aware API call -- check if you are streaming.