Where have you been?!

Well, as you could probably guess, I haven’t had much to say for a while for a couple of reasons – first and foremost, the Windows 8 product cycle was really intense.  A lot of changes under the hood came down the pipe, so with the big additions to WDF (UMDF especially) we really had a ton of work to do!  Secondly I really couldn’t talk…

0

You’ve had the time, let’s hear the feedback.

I hope those of you who are using the new Visual Studio 2011 with the WDK integration are having some fun, even if it’s just been wandering around and playing.  What, if anything, are you not liking about it?  Anything that’s unintuitive or confusing?  What do you like about it, but would like to maybe…

1

Well, you can kind of see why we’ve been quiet around here…

  If you’re watching what’s going on at //BUILD (and why wouldn’t you be?), you may have seen that UMDF now supports hardware access (via ports and registers) and interrupt handling!  If you haven’t seen it, you can go read more here. And the other big one.  Something I’ve been begging to get done for…

3

Housekeeping

There have been a couple of asks recently, in various forums, on how to build drivers using Visual Studio. I thought since I had shown you how to make better use of Visual Studio as an IDE for driver writing, I better share the last yard of how people are integrating the WDK build environment(s)…

0

Intellisense, the Musical part 3

Like all good stories, sometimes the 2nd act is the hardest to follow.  In this case it was simply a matter of other things coming up rather than writers block. 🙂 What kicked me in the rump to get this next part up was a few more questions about driver writing, WDK integration into Visual…

0

It’s all in the wrists

I got a few interesting questions recently, which was helpful because I was having a tough time finding good material for you guys and gals of late.  That’s the problem with working on the next Operating System, I can’t tell you about all the cool stuff yet. *g* So here’s today’s question (in two parts);…

1

How to jiggle the handle(s) and get your 1.7 to work in Vista

As people who write drivers are something of a rare breed, I know we probably share a lot of common readers between our Driver blogs and via the OSR boards, but just in case the three or four of you who read my blog haven’t seen this, I wanted to make sure it got out…

0

I owe you all a large, humongous apology

Work and home work have prevented me from completing the 2nd part of the Intellisense Musical.  I had asked my wife if I could have Saturday to work on it, and of course after the trip to Lowes for paint supplies and spending hours with her setting things up and answering questions, it was time…

0

I never promised you a rose garden, but I did promise Act 2 of a Musical

And I’m sad to say that I won’t have it ready this weekend.  I’ll work on it next week I promise. In the mean time, how about we write a kernel in a Managed Language eh?  So cool to see they have some proof of concepts going.     *Currently playing – Living Colour, Open Letter…

0