Windows 7 Boot Camp pre-con event videos to Professional Developers Conference (PDC09) are now live.
The videos include:
- Multi-core processing. Arun Kishan described his work around the thread and process allocation that frees the kernel from its thread dispatcher locks and gives Windows 7 the ability to scale seamlessly to many (256) cores. Arun also talked about the new User Mode Scheduling.
- Memory management. Landy Wang of Kernel team describes the changes to Windows 7 Memory Management.
- Taskbar. Jaime Rodriguez has a great talk about the Windows 7 Taskbar, showing multiple ways (native and managed, using Window API Code Pack and WPF 4) to add great Taskbar functionality to your application.
- Libraries, Sensor and Location Platform. Yochay has a couple talks on what you need to remember as developers since libraries may sometimes break your application.
- Graphics. Michael Oneppo explained the changes in the Windows 7 graphics stack. Michael's presentation is very interesting, as it describes some of the DirectX API that was down-ported to Windows 7 as a part of the Platform Update for Windows Vista and the Platform Update for Windows Server 2008.
- Multitouch. Jaime was the last speaker of the day, covering Windows 7 Multitouch. Jaime explained the concept of multitouch using the native API, but switched to WPF 4.0 support for multitouch.
For time codes and links so you can go to the exact place of interest, see The Windows 7 PDC Boot Camp Recordings Are Online.
See the Windows 7 Development Center on MSDN. Additional how-to videos are available on MSDEV: Windows 7 New Features for Managed Code Developers.
Bruce D. Kyle
ISV Architect Evangelist | Microsoft Corporation