UMDF is almost available for play

I finished my talk on UMDF at WinHEC yesterday. It seems to have gone reasonably well, so I'm relieved about that. The bad news is that we couldn't make our beta support for XP available due to some internal logistical problems, but it's still on the horizon.

Even though the XP support isn't available, Vista Beta 2 was announced yesterday and it supports UMDF "in the box". I went online to try and find out from where one could download it but i've had little success. Here's what i've found:

  • MSDN members (Operating System level or higher) can download Vista Beta 2 from the MSDN web page. Otherwise you can register to be told when the beta will be more generally available. This is all from the Windows Vista page on MSDN.
  • I'm having a lot less luck figuring out where you would get the Windows Driver Kit (Beta 2) from. I'll probably have to grab one of the PM's this week while i'm at WinHEC and find out from them where to get it.

Hopefully i'll have some more helpful information about how to start using UMDF in a day or two.