Windows 7 Sensor development kit boards are available for order!

If you’ve been wanting to get a Windows 7 Sensor development kit, you can now order directly from freescale here:   This board has the following sensors onboard: – Ambient light sensor – 3D accelerometer – Dual touch strips       More on this kit later! -Gavin


WinHEC Session Slides for Sensor and Location Platform Available

At WinHEC 2008 (Los Angeles) I gave a presentation that gives an overview of the  new Windows 7 Sensor and Location Platform. This overview includes details about the components included in Windows 7, an overview of the opportunities for innovation with this platform, and other relevant information. You can download the slide deck here: 

If you’re interested in Sensors and Location in Windows 7, check out Jim Travis’ blog!

Jim Travis has been a Microsoft for a long time, and is the tech writer lead who’s working on the docs for sensors and location for Windows 7. Jim is a great guy, and a wealth of knowledge about various developer topics. If you are interested in the new Sensor and Location Platform in Windows…

Using the Windows 7 Sensor Development Kit on a virtual machine

If you have a Windows 7 Sensor Development Kit, but don’t have a machine to dedicate to a Windows 7 pre-Beta install, there’s another option. In the blog post linked to below, Christoph Wille explians how to use the Windows 7 Sensor Development kit from a Virtual box image… Pretty cool! Explained here:


Shameless self promotion: come see my WinHEC session on Sensors and Location

In case you’re going to be at WinHEC 2008 in LA, I just wanted to extend an invitation to come and be a part of my session on location and sensor hardware for Windows 7. You should also take a moment to check out the other sessions at WinHEC this year, there’s going to be a lot going on!  From…