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by Ameet Chitre and Roger Coote
In Windows 8, the Windows Display Driver Model (WDDM) has evolved through several innovations in the graphics sub-system that will enable you to deliver great Windows user and developer experiences. This session will cover how to design and build Windows 8 systems with WDDM capable hardware and drivers.
by Abhishek Ram
The Windows Driver Framework (WDF) helps developers build better drivers, more quickly and easily. This session will discuss how the WDF can improve driver reliability and will provide an overview on what’s new in the WDF in Windows 8 This session will also cover guidance for how to better realize power-savings and deploy drivers on multiple versions of Windows.
by Doron Holan and Kevin Miller
This session will present an overview on how to develop drivers in Visual Studio using the new Windows Developer Kit (WDK) add-on pack. Topics will include developing, building, packaging, signing, deploying, debugging, testing and verifying device drivers – all within Visual Studio.
by Jakob Lichtenberg and Khuram Shahid
The WDK Driver Verification and Test Tools enable driver developers to resolve issues sooner in the development lifecycle. This enables developers to build drivers in a more timely and predictable manner, and lower the cost of development, testing and long term support. Topics for this session will include the Static Driver Verifier, Code Analysis, Driver Verifier, Device Fundamental Tests and guidance on how to run each from the new Visual Studio WDK environment.
by George Holt and Joe Ballantyne
This session will discuss several new ways you can implement advanced debugging of apps and device drivers. The presenters in this session will also share their tips and tricks for debugging across multiple platforms.
by Akshay Agrawal
In this session, technology experts from the Windows Graphics team will discuss how to transition from writing XDDM drivers to writing WDDM drivers. Using server and virtualization concepts, you will learn new scenarios enabled by WDDM and steps for writing a WDDM driver for XDDM hardware.
by George Roussos and Nar Ganapathy
Windows 8 enables device makers to extend the built-in device experiences through differentiated Metro style device apps in several device categories. For the broad set of devices that do not fit those categories, whether using native Windows components or custom drivers, Windows also provides a mechanism for creating and delivering custom experiences. This session describes key concepts and recommendations on how to enable and build Metro style apps for such devices.
by Craig Ziegler, Doron Holan and Janet Schneider
This chalk talk provides a deep-dive into the Windows driver kit for Windows 8, focusing on architecture changes from Windows 7. The talk will start with a discussion on important feature areas such as project conversion, remote debugging, and building, signing and deploying device drivers. This session will also include an interactive discussion with questions from the audience.
by Chad Siefert
Device developers spend considerable time and effort properly designing and developing drivers. Once built, they also need to make it easy for consumers, OEMs and enterprises to obtain and install the drivers. This session will discuss best practices for packaging and distributing drivers, and will focus on signing, handling device metadata, Windows Update policies, and the various distribution paths available to driver developers.
by Adam Lenart, Cameron Brodeur and Chris Matichuk
Installing device drivers may be one the first experiences users have with your apps, and you want to leave a great impression. Windows 8 contains a number of features that make installing device drivers easier and faster than ever. This session focuses on best practices for authoring INF files that take advantage of Windows 8 performance improvements, assuring successful deployments, achieving device interoperability with Metro style apps, and eliminating co-installers from installation paths. Experts also will be on-hand to answer your device driver packaging questions.
by Joe Laughlin and Rahul Nair
Windows 8 makes it easy for developers to reduce memory consumption of drivers and apps. This session will introduce the key investments that make this possible, such as pool and heap manager. It also will discuss best practices and tools for optimizing driver and app memory footprint.
13th–16th September 2011