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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: Integrating Windows SDK and VS with new SDK Configuration tool

    This article describes the use of the Windows SDK Configuration tool, which is included in the Windows SDK for Windows Server 2008 and .NET Framework 3.5 and works with Visual Studio 2005 and Visual Studio 2008, including Visual Studio 2008 Express SKUs. A serious bug has been discovered with the...
  • Blog Post: How to: build from the Windows SDK command line

    This “How-to” applies to the Windows SDK for Vista, the SDK Update for Vista, and the SDK for Server 2008. (In order to build the samples in the SDK build environment or in Visual Studio 2008, the Win32 samples project files must be upgraded. This is not necessary when building the samples with Visual...
  • Blog Post: Announcing: The Windows SDK Developer Center

    Today we launched the Windows SDK MSDN Developer Center . This site is intended as a one-stop place to provide information to help you determine which version of the Windows SDK is most appropriate for your use, and to get information on how you can maximize your experience with the Windows SDK. Some...
  • Blog Post: What SDK should I use to develop on/for XP or Server 2003?

    Don’t let the name fool you. The latest Windows SDK for developing on Windows XP or Windows Server 2003 is the Microsoft Windows Software Development Kit Update for Windows Vista , released in March, 2007. Read more about it in this Windows SDK Team blog post or download it from the links below. The...
  • Blog Post: SDK Workaround: Running Visual Studio 2005 Integration fails on Vista

    This workaround applies to: · The prerelease Windows SDK for Windows Server 2008 and .Net Framework 3.5 (IDS04), July, 2007 In Windows Vista, running the Visual Studio 2005 Registration Tool fails with the error "Unable to access the required files". This is because the integration tool needs...
  • Blog Post: SDK Workaround: Visual Studio 2005 is Required for .NET Compact Framework Development

    This workaround applies to: · The prerelease Windows SDK for Windows Server 2008 and .Net Framework 3.5 (RC0), September, 2007 · The prerelease Windows SDK for Windows Server 2008 and .Net Framework 3.5 (IDS04), July, 2007 · The Windows SDK Update for Windows Vista (RTM), March, 2007 ...
  • Blog Post: Troubleshooting SDK Download/Setup Problems

    Having trouble downloading or installing the Windows SDK? Here's help. Most common issues Running the Windows SDK web setup on some connections can sometimes have issues when downloading the files. We recommend that you clear the %temp%\sdksetup directory and retry your web setup. If that fails...
  • Blog Post: Find development help on the Windows SDK Forum

    What is the Windows SDK Forum? The Windows SDK Forum is a site hosted by MSDN where people interact by posting and reading messages about SDK topics that are of interest to them and the rest of the development community. Forums contain groupings of related topic threads. Anyone can read the MSDN Forums...
  • Blog Post: Getting started with the Windows SDK

    You’ve just downloaded your first Windows SDK and can’t wait to get started exploring the tools, samples, documents and other useful components that you’ve heard about. But wait, how do you get to all those goodies? To access the different components in the SDK, click the Start button, then choose All...
  • Blog Post: FxCop wins Chairman's Award for Engineering Excellence

    Microsoft’s prestigious Engineering Excellence Chairman's Award was awarded to Mike Fanning, Krzysztof Cwalina , and Brad Abrams for the design of FxCop , which ships in the Windows SDK, as a standalone tool and in Visual Studio 2005 and later. The Chairman’s Award is given for contributions that...
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