by Steve Welch, Jerry Koh and Takahiro Shigemitsu
Windows 8 introduces a number of new touch experiences and capabilities. This session will provide an overview of how to build and test great touch systems running Windows 8. You will learn about the Windows 8 user experience and certification requirements, new tools for validating and measuring the touch user experience on different hardware platform, as well as considerations for overall system integration.
by Doug Neumann
You’ve heard about the brand new Team Foundation Service that brings together Team Foundation Server and Windows Azure and now it’s time to find out how to get started. In this talk we’ll start you off with creating your account, setting up projects, issue tracking and much more. We’ll also show you how Team Foundation Service differs from Team Foundation Server and what that means to you.
by Eugene Lin and Mitch Rundle
Device makers often create apps as a way to differentiate their device experience and highlight device capabilities. Windows 8 makes this easy to do with new Metro style device apps that enable device makers to build and deliver unique experiences for their devices. This session will provide an overview of Metro style device apps, including how apps can extend the built-in device experiences and integrate with the Windows 8 user interface.
by Akshay Agrawal
Windows 8 is moving to a single graphics driver model - the Windows Display Driver Model (WDDM) – offering more features over the older XP Display Driver Model commonly run on physical and virtualized servers. Windows 8 also brings updates to the inbox display driver (previously known as Standard VGA driver) which is the default standard on server systems. This session will provide information about providing support for Windows Server 8 systems that do not have WDDM capable graphics adapters, without having to update the hardware. We will also cover key design points for consideration in future server systems including utilizing graphics adapters for generic computational purposes and scenarios.
by Nadim Abdo and Gaurav Daga
RemoteFX in Windows 8 has been tailored for the Metro style UI to provide users a touch-first, fast and fluid experience on their remote desktops and apps over both LAN and WAN conditions for VDI, Session, and physical hosts. This session covers these enhancements with a series of demos using the new Metro look Remote Desktop client app. Whether you are an enthusiast using remote desktop at home or for your development needs, or an enterprise user getting work done using your IT provisioned centralized desktop and app deployment, to learn what is new in remoting in Windows 8, this is the session for you!
by Rob Williams and Karthik Lakshminarayanan
The next version of RDP and RemoteFX in Windows extends the rich experiences for the remote desktop user, be it Terminal Server (RDSH), VDI or MultiPoint Server. As customers embrace and deploy Windows, they will be asking their vendors to extend these experiences to new devices and form factors that will lower the cost of the deployment without compromising the user experience. If you want to address a market of millions of devices by building on the RemoteFX platform, this session is for you.
by Tyler Barton and Andrew Cunningham
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 Sharad Kylasam and Scott Roberts
Enterprises require easily managed remote access solutions for end users connecting to private or public clouds. Most remote access solutions require changes in user behavior because the remote access connection must be manually initiated. Additionally, enterprises have difficulty managing remote machines and ensuring they remain compliant with enterprise policies. The hybrid cloud extends an enterprise’s data center to span both private and public clouds, and presents new opportunities for remote access solutions. With Windows Server 8, partners can build and package remote access appliances to meet customer requirements including policy compliance and simplified user behavior, thereby driving down support costs. In this session, we will demonstrate how remote access appliances provide customer value by simplifying deployment logistics and offering enhanced feature support. New functionality including simplified configuration, new monitoring capabilities, highly available and scale, remote provisioning of clients and cloud based cross-premise connectivity will be highlighted.
by Chris Tavares
by Mehmet Kucukgoz
Windows 8 makes it easy to build an app that brings out the unique capabilities of your camera. In this session you will learn how to build a Metro style device app that is automatically installed with the camera. This session will also cover how developers can use Windows APIs to bring branded video and photo capabilities to their own Metro style apps.
by Raghu Gatta and Kamal Srinivasan
In this session we will discuss Metro style communication apps. Come see how your VoIP, instant messaging, or e-mail app can stay available and connected while it’s being managed by Windows. You will learn what your customers will experience when Windows manages these apps. We’ll deep dive into the APIs for writing Real Time Communication triggers including network, system, and time events. You will then be ready to build that awesome communication app that your customers can’t stop using.
by Brett Humphrey
Windows 8 is a great platform for creating assistive technologies for customers with disabilities. Learn how the platform, apps, and devices allow you to build varied assistive technologies. Explore how you can bring your existing technologies to Windows 8 and create new capabilities using touch and UI automation. Grow your business by helping customers with varying abilities get the most from Windows 8.
13th–16th September 2011