Windows 7 at PDC – Part 2 (post Windows 7 announcement)

With Windows 7 unveiled during PDC Day 2 keynote we update few of Windows 7 sessions that had a TBD abstract as well adding two new sessions. Hereunder is the list of updated sessions and the new session.

PDC full session list can be found here

PC16 Windows 7: Empower users to find, visualize and organize their data with Libraries and the Explorer (updated session)

Presenter: David Washington

Learn how you can enable a familiar experience for users and light up your application by using the Windows Search API and Library API and File Dialog. Also learn how you can integrate your web service with Windows search by using the OpenSearch standard without writing any client code. Master how to provide a rich experience for your data type in the Windows 7 Explorer with metadata, thumbnails, verbs and previews.

ES20 Developing Applications for More Than 64 Logical Processors in Windows Server 2008 R2 (new session)

Presenter: Arie van der Hoeven

Windows 7 will support more than 64 logical processors with improved kernel scheduler mechanisms that enable efficient scaling. Learn how to use new system software affinity APIs to aid application scalability beyond 64 logical processors through the use of "Kernel Groups." Kernel Groups allow for legacy processor affinity aware applications to perform well while applications and drivers using new APIs can take advantage of all processors on the system.

PC25 Windows 7: The Sensor and Location Platform: Building Context-Aware Applications (updated session)

Presenter: Dan Polivy

Windows 7 introduces a platform for using sensor devices, such as light sensors or GPS sensors, to create environmental or location awareness in programs. In this session, you will learn how to use sensors to make your programs more functional, easier to use, and more aware of the surrounding environment

PC14 Windows 7: New Shell User Experience APIs (Updated session)

Presenter: Nicolas Brun

This session dives into new APIs that enable integration with the latest Windows desktop features. Learn about new extensibility methods to surface your application's key tasks. Discover how enhancements to the taskbar, Start Menu, thumbnails and their desktop elements provide new ways for you to delight your users. This talk is a must for application developers who want to provide the best user experience for their applications on Windows 7.

PC13 Windows 7: Building Great Audio Communications Applications (Updated session)

Presenter: Larry Osterman

Using the PC as a phone is central to the future of communications, and this session will provide you with the essentials to build the end to end experience. Windows 7 provides APIs for integrating communications capabilities into your applications. This session covers attenuating and muting sounds during a phone call, receiving a phone call using a Bluetooth headset, improving the latency of a phone call, and selecting the appropriate communications device.

ES26 Windows Server 2008 R2: Using Classification for File Lifecycle Management (New session)

Presenters: Nir Ben Zvi, Matthias Wollnik

Windows File Server 2008 R2 provides a new extensible infrastructure to manage files based on classification. These capabilities can be leveraged by backup products, archival and workflow management software, and tools that help prevent information leakage. See how both on-premises software and software plus services developers can take advantage of these new capabilities to deliver end-to-end solutions with integrated classification capabilities.