The Windows Driver Kit (WDK) is integrated with Microsoft Visual Studio and Debugging Tools for Windows. This integrated environment gives you the tools you need to develop, build, package, deploy, test, and debug drivers. Microsoft provides a single integrated toolset that supports driver development for all Windows platforms. This session provides an example of how the WDK and Visual Studio make it easy for hardware developers to build quality drivers for all platforms. Topics include: Walkthrough of the development lifecycle using the WDK and Visual Studio, How to create, build, deploy, test and live debug a driver by using the WDK & Visual Studio, Hardware Development Boards, and Overview of documentation, samples, templates. Intended Audience: OEMs, ODMs, IDHs, IHVs, Peripheral Manufacturers, Driver Developers.
Developing software solutions that work across several devices and platforms is becoming increasingly important. With that in mind, Visual Studio 2015 attempts to streamline sharing code across platforms in a number of ways. This video provides an overview Visual Studio 2015's new shared project type and how you can use it to share code across platforms. The video also briefly covers portable code libraries (PCLs) and shares best practices for choosing a code sharing strategy.
To find out more information about cross device development with Visual Studio, check out this whitepaper on building mobile apps with Microsoft tools and resources, leveraging the Azure platform.