When it comes to movies, music, gaming and apps, audio is an integral and key part of the user experience. This session will introduce the low level audio related enhancements in Windows 10 and will give you the insight to leverage those enhancements to create great audio experiences across all devices. Topics include: Overview of the new audio stack architecture targeting low latency scenarios, Better audio processing via dedicated categories for stream types: Speech, Movie, Music, Communications, and Improved audio hardware resource management. Intended Audience: OEMs, ODMs, IDHs, IHVs, Peripheral Manufacturers, Driver Developers.
Whether you call them "Metro apps," "Windows 8 Design-Style apps," "RT apps," or "modern apps," the new class of applications for Windows 8 and later tablets are not only here to stay, they also offer some interesting advantages and challenges for IT pros. Much has been written about modern apps, but 99% of that was written with developers in mind. That makes a certain amount of sense, as no one is going to ask us IT pros to support software that hasn't yet been written, but given that the Windows Store added its 100,000th modern app back in July of 2013, it's reasonable to assert that the time has come for IT pros to know more about the members of the six-figure army. How are they structured? ARE they more secure? Where are they stored? What options do you have to deploy them? What about "sideloading," the method to roll out home-grown line-of-business apps? Join us for an informative, entertaining, and real-world look at the latest crop of Windows apps!
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.