Win32 logo certification deprecation

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First published on MSDN on Apr 19, 2018
Notice to all partners submitting applications for Windows software logo certification.

The Windows software logo certification program is being deprecated from the existing Sysdev portal. Partners requiring Microsoft attestation and distribution of your Win32 apps are recommended to use Desktop Bridge to distribute your app via the Store.

Partners can continue to ship and deploy applications without Microsoft logo certification.


I have a Windows 7/ Windows 8/ Windows 8.1 App, how do I get them certified?

Windows Hardware Dev Center or Sysdev will no longer support certifying your Win32 application with Windows certificates. You have the option to leverage Microsoft Dekstop Bridge and reap the benefits of the Windows store for delivery of the app.

I have concerns regarding this change, who do I contact?

Please contact for any concerns regarding this feature/certification program change.

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