Windows 7 RTM Training Kit Updates

August 9, 2009

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Windows 7 RTM is out for a few days now for MSDN and TechNet subscribers, and together with the release of the final bits, Microsoft DPE released the final bits of the Windows 7 Training Kit.

Our team at Sela worked days and nights to meet the RTM deadline. Specifically, Alon wrote new multi touch and Libraries hands-on labs, Dima (with Ariel’s help) wrote new labs for the Sensors and Location platform, and I wrote a pair of new labs for taskbar features, one using the final 1.0 release of the Windows API Code Pack and WPF and another using pure Win32 C and C++ code.

Other materials that made it to the training kit have to do with application compatibility on Windows 7. You might have already heard that are hardly any breaking changes from Vista to Windows 7, but if you never made the move to Vista you might find some compatibility problems when testing your app on Windows 7.

To help you with those, the training kit now includes presentations and labs on High DPI, Installer Detection, Session 0 Isolation, UAC Redirection, UIPI and Version Checking—which are among the most common issues developers and testers encounter on Vista and Windows 7, and most of them have been written by our team at Sela.

If you haven’t done so yet, go ahead and install Windows 7 and its SDK, download the training kit and start going through the multitude of features and the hands-on labs that accompany them!

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