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by Jason Hendrickson and Sharif Farag
Windows 8 runs efficiently on a broader range of systems. This session will cover how to create high-performance and energy efficient experiences on the full spectrum of Windows 8 platforms. You will learn software design and development practices that maximize the performance of apps and power consumption as a whole. We will also discuss how the Windows team approaches development to scale across systems and how you can apply the same techniques to your software and drivers.
by Ahmed Talat
This session discusses the major performance improvements of Windows Server 8 and demonstrates how customers and partners can achieve their performance and scalability goals. We will describe some of the ways you can take advantage of the new capabilities to improve scalability, networking, throughput, and get a more powerful virtualization experience with Windows Server 8.
by Megha Jain
Make it fast! Great performance is a huge motivator of satisfaction and user preference with apps. Direct 2D powers high-performance 2D graphics rendering in Windows 8. In this session, you will learn advanced techniques for optimizing your Direct2D code for maximum speed and efficiency in your apps.
by Andrew Cunningham and Tyler Barton
The cloud has enormous potential to reduce operational expenses and achieve new levels of scale, but moving workloads away from the people who depend on them can increase networking costs and hurt productivity. Users expect high performance and don’t care where their apps are hosted. BranchCache can improve the performance of cloud-based apps and reduce bandwidth consumption with a shared cache of data. It speeds up HTTP and SMB communication without requiring app changes or new infrastructure in the office or the data center. In this session, we’ll explore the BranchCache platform and protocols, and explain how they can be used to optimize apps deployed in public and private clouds.
by Mathias Jourdain
Now that you are familiar with writing Metro style apps using HTML5, come learn how to make your apps fast and responsive. In this session, we'll cover best practices to keep your app's UI thread unblocked, methods guaranteed to speed up your app's load times, and techniques to tune your app's performance and power consumption.
by Jason Weber
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.
by Dan McLachlan
Windows 8 offers the opportunity to ship your game on the world’s broadest range of form factors, from super-light tablet devices to high-end gaming rigs with 3D displays. Learn how to max out GPU performance to hit the broadest possible audience.
by Jeff Wilcox
Is your app as fast as it can be on Windows Phone? There are many details to wringing out the maximum amount of performance on the Windows Phone platform. In this session, the experts will drill in depth on how to create the outstanding app performance that is key to winning the audience on Windows Phone.
by Michael Milirud
The Windows Performance Toolkit (WPT) is a powerful tool, used widely by the Windows engineering team within Microsoft, for improving application and system performance. This session will focus on providing you with tips and tricks, in a case study format with videos, for using the WPT along with WPS traces to optimize your own apps.
13th–16th September 2011