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by Sharif Farag and Jason Hendrickson
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 Pat Stemen and Stephen Berard
In Windows 8, Microsoft introduces Connected Standby - a new power state that enables compatible PCs to be always reachable and up-to-date. This session will provide an overview of Connected Standby, including key user scenarios, system architecture and technical requirements.
by Mike Bishop and Srini Malayala
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 mobile broadband and connection management. This session will cover purchasing and provisioning mobile broadband data plans, network cost awareness, and leveraging the in-box class driver for mobile broadband devices.
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 Kevin Miller and Doron Holan
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 Joe Ballantyne and George Holt
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 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 Greg Burgess
Windows Azure is an ideal environment for deploying compute-intensive apps that take advantage of the scale-on-demand capability of the cloud. The HPC Pack for Windows Azure provides a job scheduler, management tools, and a set of runtimes for developing and deploying parallel and scale-out apps. This talk will present app examples and best practices for using the HPC Pack in Windows Azure to rapidly create scalable compute and data-intensive services. Programming models include parallel apps using MPI, scale-out apps using WCF and data intensive apps using HPC to LINQ.
by Peter Torr
Windows Phone ‘Mango’ brings developers the ability to deliver several different types of multitasking scenarios to the end user. In this code focused session, we’ll drill in depth on what these are and how to add multitasking to your existing Windows Phone app today.
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 Joe Marini
Windows Phone ‘Mango’ brings the power of IE9 to the Phone, with its full performance and standards based approach. For the first time, developers will be able to leverage the power of the browser to deliver compelling interactive experiences, both inside and outside the context of a traditional application. Come to this session to get started today leveraging the power of the browser on the phone.
13th–16th September 2011