by Drew Baron and Mitesh Desai
Windows 8 is designed to provide a connected experience to users on a broad range of device form factors. In order to get and keep users connected to the Internet, the Windows team has made significant investments in Wi-Fi connectivity. This session will cover new Windows 8 Wi-Fi functionality, as well as improvements in connection times and power consumption.
by Dave Roth and Jeffrey Chang
Demand for wireless and network devices, including printers, connected TVs and keyboards are increasing steadily. Windows 8 makes it easy to connect devices to the PC by automatically detecting and installing network printers and TVs, enabling proximity-based device pairing and providing a new Metro style device discovery and pairing user experience. In this session, learn how device makers can participate in the new Windows 8 device pairing model to improve the experience and reduce the complexity for customers connecting devices to Windows.
by Mitesh Desai and Yatharth Gupta
Wi-Fi Direct is a new peer-to-peer device connectivity technology that enables high-bandwidth sharing of media and content between devices without requiring a separate Wi-Fi access point. Windows 8 natively supports Wi-Fi Direct and has integrated the technology into the Windows 8 Play To and proximity sharing experiences. In this session, you will learn how to build great devices that take advantage of Wi-Fi Direct connectivity and the Windows 8 in-box device experiences.
by Andrew Ritz and Mahender Hari
Windows 8 allows you to build PCs that are always connected to the Internet and deliver great battery life. This session will cover new network power management innovations that help PCs meet this goal with the help of the right network hardware.
by Priya Dandawate
Windows 8 couples a simple user experience with rich developer APIs enabling apps to communicate with nearby PCs and devices using Near field communication (NFC). This session will provide an overview of the built-in scenarios and developer opportunities. We will also discuss hardware considerations for various form factors, technical requirements for driver development, as well as certification requirements.
13th–16th September 2011