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 PostPost subject: Preliminary Windows 7 WinHEC 2008 sessions posted        Posted: Thu Sep 11, 2008 5:59 pm 
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With Microsoft’s Professional Developers Conference (PDC) and Windows Hardware Engineering Conference (WinHEC) happening a week apart from each other in late October, there’s going to be an extraordinary amount of Windows 7 information communicated in such a short time.

A couple of months ago people began uncovering a bunch of Windows 7 related sessions published to the PDC 2008 agenda, and now more recently some Windows 7 sessions has appeared on the WinHEC 2008 sessions list too. Some interesting ones highlighted.

Connected PCs and Devices

* Audio Design for Unified Communications
* Building a Communication Device in Windows 7
* Building a Windows Certified Electronic Picture Frame
* Common Driver Installation Errors and How to Diagnose Them
* Design Considerations for Building a Windows Home Server
* Discussion: Windows Home Server
* PC and Device IDs in Windows 7: What You Need to Know
* Plug and Play Basics
* Printer Driver Development Tools and Print Verifier
* USB Technology Update and Windows Strategy
* Windows 7 Device Experience Overview
* Windows 7 Logo Program and Design Considerations for Network Infrastructure Devices
* Windows Connect Now for Wireless Devices
* Windows Logo for Network Media Devices and the Role of DLNA
* Windows SideShow: Building Better Devices and PCs

Core Platform & Fundamentals

* Distributing Drivers on Windows Update
* Leveraging Solid-State Drives in Windows
* Making Drivers Available on Windows
* Network Power Management Fundamentals
* New Developments in the Storage Platform
* System Integrated Flash Storage
* UEFI Industry Momentum: The AMD Perspective
* Windows 7 Power Management Overview
* Windows Logo Program Future Strategy

Enterprise Computing

* BitLocker: Protecting Portable Data in Windows
* Directions for Virtualized I/O in Windows
* IPv6: Deploying the Foundation for Tomorrow
* Microsoft Data Center Transformation
* New Windows Server Logo Requirements and Programs
* Server and Domain Isolation: The Next Generation for Network Security
* Understanding the Performance Cost of Power Optimizations
* Windows Presentation Virtualization
* Windows Server Power Management Overview
* Windows Virtualization and Cluster Shared Volumes

High Fidelity Graphics and Media

* DirectX: Core Graphics for Windows 7
* Discussion: Windows Media Center
* Display and Monitor Technologies
* Perspectives on the Windows TV Tuners Ecosystem
* Video Improvements in Windows 7
* Windows 7 Logo Program for TV Tuners and Remotes
* Working with the Windows 7 Graphics Architecture

Mobile Computing

* Connecting Projectors and Using Docking Stations with Windows 7
* Multi-touch Designing and Testing for Logo Compliance
* Multi-touch Driver Development
* Multi-touch in Windows 7 Overview

For the moment, WinHEC 2008 seems to have the leg up with more interesting Windows 7 content than PDC. However I’m sure both will balance out closer to the event when all the sessions have been finalized. Unfortunately for me, I can’t attend any of them due to exams *sigh*.


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Thu Sep 11, 2008 6:00 pm 
So we will see the new GUI (if its included yet) for sure i think, i just hope for some handout software like at the longhorn pdc stuff 8)


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lets hope they will let attendees preview windows 7


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Thu Sep 11, 2008 7:29 pm 
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Let's hope Windows 7 can boot up in 15 seconds according to Microsoft. :wink:


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Let's hope Windows 7 can boot up in 15 seconds according to Microsoft. :wink:



Honestly, I have a strong feeling that is only the boot time on a high-end speed demon, such as future computers in 2009-2010. for a regular person with a Pentium 4, it should take Approx. 3-4 minutes. For a Celeron user ( 8-) ), they need about 2-5 mins for booting (lolexagguration). Windows 7 unless it can chop off some boot sequence parts off....for the average PC, it should take around 2-3 minutes :P, (at release of the OS: Core 2 Quads, Intel Atoms..)

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If they can get boot times to a desktop to under 15 seconds, I'll be one very happy person. It currently takes just under a minute for this laptop (core2duo, 2gb ram with XP) to get to the desktop.

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It takes about 15 seconds just from pressing the power button to getting to the boot screen so unless they start making PCs specially for 7 that have new firmware that means they can start booting pretty much straight away they won't get 15 seconds from power button to desktop!

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The biggest problem in today's technologt is the current hdd technology. With a maximum limitation of 300MB/s on the present SATA-300 drives, there is nothing MS could do to speed up loading Windows.
It is also pointless to make it boot up in 15 seconds too. After X (x = any big number you like) amounts of program is set to startup, it won't load in 15 seconds. Like those stupid adobe service, ms office services, drivers and etc, it would just end up to be atleast a minute in a few weeks, if not days.

We will see faster booting times when flash drives become mainstream and when they have multi write compatibility. If the drive could read and write at thousands of different sectors, faster booting is possible. But for the near future, it isn't happening.

NO, a core 2 quad doesn't majorly really speed up things, RAID settings for your SATA hdd does.


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The biggest problem in today's technologt is the current hdd technology. With a maximum limitation of 300MB/s on the present SATA-300 drives, there is nothing MS could do to speed up loading Windows.
It is also pointless to make it boot up in 15 seconds too. After X (x = any big number you like) amounts of program is set to startup, it won't load in 15 seconds. Like those stupid adobe service, ms office services, drivers and etc, it would just end up to be atleast a minute in a few weeks, if not days.

Yes, by the time you've lived in your OS for a while by installing applications, putting files on, etc. of course it's going to get slower, so it doesn't matter how fast Windows 7 is initially as it's going to get slower as it gets used.

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