Device Configuration Resource Center

Created: 2017-09-06 |  Modified Date: 2021-10-11

Applies to: Named, TVO, and ODMs

- Added a link to the recorded training session for MDA and Device Configuration for Program Year 2022. This can be found under the 2022 tab.

Updated September 15, 2021

- Added a link under Important Release Updates to the page “Windows 10, version 21H2 Release Updates”.
- Added a link to the 2022 tab to the download pages Device Configuration Performance Assessment Toolkit for Windows 10 and Device Configuration Performance Assessment Toolkit for Windows 11.

Updated September 8, 2021

Updated the Device Configuration Validation Toolkit and added a link to the toolkit to the 2022 tab.

Updated September 7, 2021

- Added multiple language versions of the document “Introduction to the Device Configuration Document and Requirements”.

Updated September 6, 2021

- Updated Device Configuration Document 2022 Redline and Clean showing updates to the Windows Release Adoption requirement - modification to Windows Pro Products.

Updated September 3, 2021

- Added a new communications page titled “PY2022 MDA and Device Configuration Training Updates and Information” to the 2022 tab which provides updates for the Program 2022 Training Courses and Upcoming Training events.

Updated August 18, 2021

- Added the Program Year 2022 Training dates, times, and links to register for the events.

Updated August 16, 2021

- Added Device Config 2022: Search Codes, Default Home Page, and Search URLs.

Updated August 12, 2021

- Updated the Device Config: Pre-approved Antimalware Software page to include the list for Windows 11, this can be found in the 2021 and 2022 tabs.

- Reformatted the layout of the 2021 and 2022 tabs.

Updated July 29, 2021

- Updated the format of the Device Configuration Resource Center

- Add the document "Introduction to the Device Configuration Document and Requirements"

- Added the Device Configuration Program Training to the 2021 and 2022 tabs, as well as additional resources for partners

Updated July 9, 2021

- Updated Device Config: Performance Assessment Toolkit for Windows 10.
- Added Device Config: Performance Assessment Toolkit for Windows 11.

Updated July 1, 2021

- Updated Device Configuration Program Document addendum for 2021 and added Final documents for 2022.
- Added Application Pinning Requirement waiver for 2022.

Updated May 19, 2021

Updated program documents.

Updated April 22, 2021

Added Device Configuration Document 2022 for Tier 1 – Redline and Device Configuration Document 2022 for Tier 1 – Clean.

Updated April 14, 2021

Added a link to Device Config: Performance Assessment Toolkit (v2.8) to the 2021 tab.

Updated March 22, 2021

Added 2022 Tab in preparation for final Program Year 2022 documents coming in June.

Updated March 15, 2021

Added Preview version of the Device Configuration 2021 for Tier 1 Addendum.

Updated March 5, 2021

Added new comms page entitled Device Config 2021 Waiver for the Microsoft Teams App Requirement.

Updated February 10, 2021

Updated with a new communication page for Windows 10 21H1 adoption and testing, changing both to recommended, not required.

Updated January 28, 2021

Created a new subsection, "Device Configuration: Communication and Waivers." In this section is the 2021 waiver for the application pinning requirement, as well as the 20H2 Release Updates.

Updated December 18, 2020

Changed title of Device Config 2021: Waiver for the Application Pinning Requirement.

Updated December 16, 2020

Changed default tab to 2021.

Updated November 16, 2020

Removed the 2019 tab form the Device Configuration Resource Center.

Updated September 11, 2020

We have updated the links to our Device Configuration Pre-approved Antimalware Software download page and removed out of date resources from the 2021 tab.

Updated August 26, 2020

Added a link to the update Device Configuration Validation Toolkit to the 2021 tab.

Updated August 25, 2020

Added a link to our Device Config 2020: Pre-approved Antimalware Software download page.

Updated August 21, 2020

Added a link to the Jumpstart, Device Configuration, and MDA Program Training for PY2021 page.

Updated August 7, 2020

Added a link to our Device Configuration: MVA Compatible Voice Solution Requirement document to the 2020 and 2021 tabs.

Updated July 30, 2020

Consolidated the page layout for added clarity.

Updated July 27, 2020

Added links to four new documents for Device Configuration 2021.

Updated July 17, 2020

Added a link to the 2021 Programs Training for OEM/ODM Partners.

Updated July 6, 2020

Updates made to the Device Configuration 2021 tab—added the 2021 redline and final Device Configuration documents for Tier 1—July 2020.

Updated June 18, 2020

Added a link to the DCVT Tool under general resources.

Updated May 15, 2020

Updates made to the Device Configuration 2021 tabPublication of the 2021 redline and final Device Configuration Documents for both Tier 1 and Tier 2.

Updated March 27, 2020

Added the Device Configuration Performance Assessment Toolkit to General Resources under the 2020 tab to provide easier access to the tool for partners.

Updated March 26, 2020

These materials provide context to the proposed changes for OEM Program Year 2021 effective October 1, 2020.

Updated March 6, 2020

Added a tab for the 2021 program year.

Updated November 19, 2019

Redesigned the Device Configuration Resource Center for a more friendly user experience. Resources are now conveniently separated by program year.

Introduction

This resource center contains the Device Configuration information for partners who participate in Jumpstart Program Tier 1 or Tier 2 or who receive incentive on certain SKUs for meeting the requirements of the Device Configuration Document. The program year runs from October 1 to September 30 each year. Please select the appropriate tab to see information about the program year you are interested in. For example, Device Configuration 2022 is for program year 2022, which is October 1, 2021 - September 30, 2022.

Introduction to the Device Configuration Document and Requirement - English | Chinese- Simplified | Chinese- Traditional | German | Japanese | Korean | Russian | Spanish

Additional Resources

  • Microsoft Partner Center – This is your access point to a variety of tools and information you will need to be part of Microsoft’s Programs. To onboard the tool follow these steps:
    • First, you need to create a Microsoft Partner Center account. Follow the instructions in Create a Partner Center Account. Important! Your ability to meet the program requirements will be impacted without Microsoft Partner Center Access. Onboard prior to the start of the program year to avoid non-compliance.
    • When you have created your Microsoft Partner Center account, request access to the Hardware tab by contacting your account manager for details. The Hardware tab is where you will review and submit drivers.
  • Collaborate – Allows you to download builds, specs, documents, and other information, as well as submit bugs during testing. To onboard and get access to the Microsoft Partner Center Collaborate tab, follow the Microsoft Collaborate Onboarding Instructions
  • OPD Resource Center - This page contains the Windows OEM Policy Document (OPD) for Windows Releases. The OPD lists requirements for all OEMs with a Global Partner Agreement (GPA) and Customer License Agreement (CLA) with Microsoft, who customize and distribute Windows.
  • Jumpstart Marketing Resource Center – This resource center contains information for partners who participate in Jumpstart Program Tier 1 or Tier 2.
  • Market Development Agreement (MDA) Resource Center – This resource center contains information for partners who participate in the MDA Windows incentive program.