PDC09 – Pre-Conference – Windows Bootcamp Part 8 – Multi-Touch

Architecture Handled using a Driver Model that is implemented by the partners Based on WM_Messages that are exchanged by the application and the Multi-touch Hardware Development Tiers Good Everything that comes for free APIs Panning/Zoom gestures Right-click Gestures Native Win32 Controls with standard scrollbars WPF4 Click Events ScrollViewer WinForms Controls with standard scrollbars Better Using the API’s to get the application more interesting Using the Microsoft Touch Pack Best Everything done before and even handle events that the Multi-touch supports Coding with MultiTouch Gestures Native .NET 4.0 / WPF .NET 3.5 Raw Touch Native .NET 4.0 / WPF Silverlght .NET … Continue reading PDC09 – Pre-Conference – Windows Bootcamp Part 8 – Multi-Touch

Geneva Framework goes WIF – Windows Identity Foundation

   Geneva Framework has received a name change and now is called WIF – Windows Identity Foundation, since is the technology that will work with all types of Identity in the Microsoft world. “It provides developers pre-built .NET security logic for building claims-aware applications, enhancing either ASP.NET or WCF applications.  Windows Identity Foundation makes it easeir to build richer, more secure applications (cloud and on-premise) without being a security and identity expert.  It will boost developer productivity, as a result, and enhance app security through a standard approach to federation, strong authentication and identity delegation.”    I’ve made a simple … Continue reading Geneva Framework goes WIF – Windows Identity Foundation

PDC09 – Pre-Conference – Windows Bootcamp Part 7 – Graphics Improvements in Windows 7

Windows 7 Usage of the GPU Continues from Vista Media Center UI Video Playback Desktop Window Manager (DWM) Win7 DWM uses DirectX3D10.1 API Scales in Performance all the way from low end integrated graphics cards to the highest level ones Windows 7 High Color Wider Gamur Bigger then sRGB, eg. xvYCC, AdobeRGB Higher precision Higher Dynamic Range Windows 7 provides Color Calibration Tool Gamma LUT Loader High DPI Displays are now Common Improvements in Windows UI & IE Automatic Configuration in OOBE (Out-Of-Box-Experience) Promotion the Control Panel UI for DPI Current Challengues 3D Uses DX3..10 Challenges Not always available No … Continue reading PDC09 – Pre-Conference – Windows Bootcamp Part 7 – Graphics Improvements in Windows 7

Windows Azure TCO and ROI Calculator

   One of the most asked questions about Windows Azure is what is the TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) and the ROI (Return of Investment) that we have in order to decide if we are going or not into the cloud.    Based on this questions Windows Azure Team putted together a TCO and ROI Calculator that will help you make your decisions better, and also plan how much are you going to spend in Windows Azure and Windows Azure Service Platform in order to maintain your business going. This is very important because even when having things going into … Continue reading Windows Azure TCO and ROI Calculator

PDC09 – Pre-Conference – Windows Bootcamp Part 6/6 – Windows Sensors and Location

Sensor Platform Overview Develop better and more productive user experiences Enable environmentally adaptive user interface Windows 7 features a unified API for working with sensors No need to target vendor-specific APIs Consistent interface for sensors, extensions for location Access control and privacy Sensor Platform Architecture Applications Sensor API Sensor class extensions UMDF Sensor Driver Sensor Device Sensor class extensions and Sensor API connect to the Location and Other sensors control panel Privacy and Access Control Sensor data is considered personal User consent is required to share data All sensors are disabled by default Can be preconfigured per user/services Administrator rights … Continue reading PDC09 – Pre-Conference – Windows Bootcamp Part 6/6 – Windows Sensors and Location