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The Microsoft Windows SDK is a set of tools, code samples, documentation, compilers, headers, and libraries that developers can use to create applications that run on Microsoft Windows operating systems. The Windows SDK combines two formerly separate SDKs

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  • Blog Post: Released: Windows SDK for Windows 7 and .NET Framework 3.5 SP1

    The RTM release of the Windows SDK for Windows 7 and .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 is now available for download in either ISO or Web Setup format. The Web setup format allows you to install a specific subset of the SDK you select without having to download the entire SDK. The DVD ISO setup format allows...
  • Blog Post: Released: Windows SDK for Windows 7 and .NET Framework 3.5 SP1: RC

    The Windows SDK for Windows 7 and .NET Framework 3.5 SP1: Release Candidate has been released in both ISO and Web Setup format. Web setup allows you to install a specific subset of the SDK you select without having to download the entire SDK; whereas the DVD ISO setup allows you to download the entire...
  • Blog Post: Released: Windows SDK for Windows 7 and .NET Framework 3.5 SP1: Beta

    The Windows SDK for Windows 7 and .NET Framework 3.5 SP1: Beta has been released (ISO-format). As many of you are already aware, the release of Windows 7 Beta and Windows Server 2008 R2 Beta occurred barely 3 weeks ago. What some of you may not be aware of however, is that there also was a Beta release...
  • Blog Post: .NET Terrarium 2.0 source code now available!

    The Windows SDK team is happy to announce the availability of the source code for .NET Terrarium 2.0 on http://www.codeplex.com/terrarium2 . For those who are not familiar with Terrarium, I’ll provide a little history. It is a game that was created by members of the .NET Framework team in the .NET Framework...
  • Blog Post: Released: Windows Installer 4.5 SDK

    A standalone Windows Installer 4.5 SDK has been released to the Download Center. This Windows Installer SDK release contains updates to tools, utilities, samples, and documentation for Windows Installer 4.5. Aaron Stebner blogged about the new and improved features , and an new KB article describes what...
  • Blog Post: The Windows SDK RTMs!

    The Windows SDK team is proud to announce that the RTM release of the Microsoft Windows SDK for Windows Server 2008 and .NET Framework 3.5 is now live for customers to install. Availability: The Windows SDK is available as either an ISO install or a custom Web setup: ISO Install http...
  • Blog Post: Released: Visual Studio 2008 with embedded Windows SDK Components

    I’m pleased to announce on behalf of the entire Windows SDK team, that we have released Windows SDK components with Visual Studio 2008 and .NET Framework 3.5 . Windows SDK components ship embedded into just about all of the Visual Studio 2008 versions. The Windows SDK team understands that developers...
  • Blog Post: Windows SDK for Windows Server 2008 RC0

    The latest prerelease Windows SDK is now available for installation! This SDK release supports Windows Server 2008 RC0 and .NET Framework 3.5 Beta2 . The SDK is compatible with the RTM release of Visual Studio 2005 SP1; including Visual Studio Express Editions . In addition the SDK is shipping the...
  • Blog Post: New Windows SDK Available to Download

    It has been barely 3 months since we shipped the previous Windows SDK prerelease; and here we are today shipping another prerelease version of the Windows SDK . This SDK coincides with the release of Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2008 Beta2 and Microsoft® .NET Framework 3.5 Beta2 . If you want to be on the...
  • Blog Post: The Windows SDK Update for Windows Vista is live

    Update: A more recent Windows SDK is now available. Find out more here . You can always find the most recent SDK on the MSDN Windows SDK Developer Center . On behalf of the Windows SDK team I am excited to announce the Microsoft® Windows® Software Development Kit Update for Windows Vista™ and .NET...
  • Blog Post: Windows SDK for Windows Vista is live

    It is with great pleasure that I announce that the Windows SDK for Windows Vista has been released to web. Update: A more recent Windows SDK is now available. Find out more here . You can always find the most recent SDK on the MSDN Windows SDK Developer Center . The Web Install: http://www.microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Windows SDK Vista September CTP Available for Download

    Well, we made it; the September CTP of the Windows SDK for Vista is available for download! This release of the Windows SDK is designed to operate with a matching Windows Vista (build# 5728) and .NET Framework 3.0 September CTP. A more detailed description of which versions of Windows and .NET 3.0 to...
  • Blog Post: Windows SDK June CTP is Partially Live

    This is one of those good news/bad news sorts of posts. First the good news. The Windows SDK June CTP is available for download from the microsoft.com download center. This is a full download of the SDK, at about 1.12 GB of size, and contains all content in the SDK, including updated documentation and...
  • Blog Post: The Windows SDK Beta 2 is live

    The Windows SDK Beta 2 release is live and ready for downloading . Known issues: There is no ability to choose a custom install location for the SDK for this release. If you are using Windows Vista, copy SDK samples to your own work area to build; do not attempt to build samples under Program...
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