The conference has wrapped up! There was lots news that’s important to the Windows driver development community that was announced at WinHEC Shenzhen. And, as always, OSR has you covered. Look to other sites for general announcements and trivia. Look to OSR for details about Windows system software, and how changes in Windows will affect your work as a driver and device developer.
March 18 – 19
Here’s the latest from WinHEC Shezhen 2015:
Better late than never, right? As promised in Shenzhen, previews of the Win10 WDK and WLK are now available for download.
The testing program for Windows drivers has had a long evolution. Over the past few years, one of the goals has been to make a subset of tests easily runnable by devs from their dev systems. Does the Windows 10 WDK finally achieve this goal?
What do ACPI Source Language and INF files have in common? Writing both of them sucks! Now there are tools to help. Oh, and you can add your own trace messages to the WDF Log as well.
You probably read that about the release of the DragonBoard 410C last week. But did you know that it’s supported by Windows? Yup, it is.
In this first post leading up to WinHEC 2015, Peter describes what Shenzhen is like as a city.
In a surprise move, Microsoft has announced a new MVP Program to recognize device, component, and driver developers who make things happen on Windows. Even “makers” are included in the program.
In what might be the most stunning announcement at WinHEC, Microsoft has announced that tomorrow (Thursday) they’ll be releasing the source code for WDF (including KMDF and UMDF). There’s more!
The driver signing program has been dramatically changed in Windows 10. You’ll need to get a new certificate, and your Win10 kernel-mode drivers will need to be signed by Microsoft.
Now that Windows truly can be everywhere, from servers in the data center, to your tablet, to your phone, to your 3D goggles… you can now also write one driver that will work everywhere. Universal Drivers will be a reality.