Hardware kits available to Windows Insiders
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Hardware development kits are now available to Windows Insiders. Join the Windows Insider Program to get the latest Windows Driver Kit (WDK), Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK), and Hardware Lab Kit (HLK).

By joining the Windows Insider Program, you have access to latest builds as soon as they’re available.

If you’re already a Windows Insider, sign in and download the kits now so you can build, test, and debug Windows-based devices and drivers with the latest tools.

Upcoming WinHEC workshops and events

At WinHEC events we share deep technical knowledge that will help you build and optimize hardware for Windows. If you have any questions, are interested in attending a workshop, or have feedback on a topic you would like to see covered at a future event, please contact winhec@microsoft.com .

WinHEC Events
  • December 8 - 9, 2016
  • Shenzhen, China
  • December 14 - 15, 2016
  • Taipei City, Taiwan

Topics: This fall’s events will consist of talks and presentations by Microsoft Windows and Devices executives and experts who will explain in detail our vision and plans, including specifications and guidance. Attendees will leave these WinHEC events understanding the details of end-to-end enablement for Windows Holographic and what’s next for Windows 10.

Target Audience: Hardware ecosystem

Event Registration: Coming soon

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