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June 16, 2010

An Update On The Windows Summit 2010: New Content, Dean Hachamovitch and More

I recently talked about the Windows Summit 2010 and today I want to give everyone a quick update on the event and some new content that went live earlier today.  If you have not yet heard, the Windows Summit 2010 is an online event for hardware and software designers, developers, engineers and testers who want to build great products on Windows 7. 

Over the last few weeks we have launched the first two of the three content tracks:

  • The Devices track launched on May 25 and focused on how to differentiate your devices from the rest of the market by taking advantage of Windows 7.
  • On June 2, the Systems track launched and focused on helping you learn how to leverage Windows 7 features and technologies to create the best system possible.

Feedback from those who have already viewed the series has been extremely positive.  To date, the sessions have been viewed more than 15,000 times and people continue to tune in to the series.  If you haven’t had the chance yet you can access the content from those sessions at the Windows Summit 2010 website.

Today, the Software track launches with Dean Hachamovitch as the opening speaker.  Dean is focusing on how to build applications that are easy to use, visually appealing, and offer high performance on Windows 7.  Following Dean, you’ll have access to the fantastic Software track sessions such as Designing Energy Efficient Applications and Windows 7 Ribbon: The Next Generation User Experience for Presenting Commands in Windows Applications. With all other Summit content, the videos can be found here.

The good news doesn’t stop there! Based on the feedback we’ve received from you, the Summit team will extend the Devices Track and launch 17 new sessions on June 30, 2010.  Eleven of those sessions are virtual workshops that will walk you through creating Device Stage experiences and will cover tools that simplify implementation of Device Stage for your products.

Our goal for the Summit, as with all our outreach to the ecosystem around Windows, is to deliver you the content and tools you need to bring innovative software and hardware to life. Remember that all our content is on demand for you to view 24×7 so you can watch it at your own pace.


Mark Relph, Sr. Director – Developer & Windows Ecosystem (@mrelph)