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, Chris Matichuk and Cameron Brodeur
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