With over 50 Software Development Kits hosted on various Microsoft web sites, you might have trouble finding the right one for your development needs.  Look no further!  Now you can go to one page and find links to Microsoft Software Development Kits (SDKs), which provide documentation, code samples, tools, headers, libraries, and other files that developers can use to create software applications and libraries.

 

Links to this page are on the the MSDN home page (under Essential Downloads) and the MSDN downloads page (on the right under Other Resources).  The Microsoft SDKs page will be kept up to date, but here’s what you’d see if you looked at the page today:

 

Azure Services Platform

*          Windows Azure SDK

*          Live Services SDK

*          .NET Services SDK

*          SQL Data Services SDK

 

Windows Desktop

*          Windows SDK (for Win32 and .NET Framework)

*          Internet Explorer 8 SDK

*          Active Accessibility 2.0 SDK Tools

*          CNG SDK for Microsoft Windows

*          System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SDK

*          Windows Media Format 11 SDK for Windows XP

*          Windows Movie Maker and Windows DVD Maker SDK

*          Windows SideShow Managed API 1.0 SDK

*          Windows Update Agent

*          IPv6 Internet Connection Firewall SDK

*          Windows Installer SDK

*          Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition SDK 1.7

*          BITS Version 1.5 SDK

*          Systems Management Server 2003 SDK v 3.1

*          Volume Shadow Copy Service SDK 7.2

*          Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) Core 1.5 (Windows 95/98/NT 4.0)

*          Windows XP Peer to Peer SDK

 

Server Technologies

*          Windows Sharepoint Services 3.0 SDK

*          Microsoft Compute Cluster Pack SDK

*          Microsoft HPC Pack 2008 SDK

*          Rights Management Services with SP2 SDK

*          Microsoft Operations Manager 2005 SDK for MOM 2005

Sharepoint Server 2007 SDK                                                                                                                 

 

Office

*          Visio 2007 SDK

*          Open XML Format SDK 1.0

*          Open XML Format SDK 2.0

*          Project 2007 SDK

*          Groove 2007 SDK

*          Excel 2007 XLL SDK

*          Office Communications Server 2007 SDK

*          Office Communicator 2007 SDK

 

Devices

*          Microsoft .NET Micro Framework SDK

*          Windows SideShow Device SDK for .NET Micro Framework

*          Windows Mobile 6 SDK Refresh

*          Windows Mobile 5.0 SDK for SmartPhone

*          Windows Mobile 5.0 SDK for Pocket PC

*          Windows Driver Kit

 

Games

*       DirectX SDK

*       XNA Game Studio

*       Windows Media Center SDK

 

Other

*       HealthVault SDK

*       MultiPoint SDK

*       Point of Service SDK

*       Silverlight 2 SDK

Visual Studio 2008 SDK