Today I’d like to share with you a change we are making to the Windows Logo Kit requirements for USB-IF testing. The requirements impacted are:

Connect-0093: USB IF tests are passing or device is USB IF certified. (Effective June 1, 2011)

Busport-0034: USB IF tests are passing or USB Host controller is USB IF certified. (Effective June 1, 2011)

In previous version of these requirements, partners were required to obtain USB-IF certification for their USB devices and host controllers in order to get a Windows Logo. Now the new version of the requirements provides partners with a choice:

Option 1: Partners can either download and run tests from the USB‑IF website, the results of which will be consumed by the WLK. If your device has been certified by the USB-IF, you simply need to provide the USB‑IF Test ID (TID) for the device to the WLK. This enables partners who get their devices USB‑IF certified to avoid any test duplication in WLK.

Option 2: Partners who do not get their devices USB-IF certified simply need to run a few of the USB-IF tests on their own and then provide the logs from those tests to the WLK.

More information about the changes to the USB-IF testing requirements in WLK are outlined in this whitepaper: http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/connect/usb/wlk-usb-if-testing.mspx

Thank you for reading!

Jane Lawrence

USB Program Manager