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Windows 7: Windows 7 Labs @ PDC

16 Oct 2009   #1

Windows 7 Labs @ PDC

PDC 2009 takes place at the LA Convention Center on November 17th, 18th, and 19th. As I wrote before, The Professional Developers Conference is the one event each developer has to attend. Windows 7 will become generally available (GA) to the public on October 22nd. With the pre-release veil of secrecy lifted, during this year's PDC we can dive deep (very deep) into Windows 7 to extend our understanding of how Windows 7 works and, even more importantly, how developers can take advantage of all the great new improvements and features Windows 7 has to offer.

Just in case you missed my previous announcement, there is a FREE Windows 7 (seminar) Boot Camp led by top Microsoft Windows experts like Mark Russinovich, Landy Wang, and Arun Kishan. Then, during the PDC proper, well have several deep-dive Windows 7 sessions.

During this year's PDC, well host the Windows 7 Developer Center. The Windows 7 Developer Center gives you the opportunity to test your application on Windows 7, identify and solve problems with a group of consultants, and eventually get your application Logo-certified. Applications can be loaded onto a secure Windows 7 test platform in a private developer lab environment for Logo testing and submission. Our Windows Applications Developer Consultants can also help with Windows Compatibility questions or offer specific guidance for how you can make your application shine on Windows 7. You can pre-book a time slot right away, book a time when you get to the PDC, or just stop by Room 504/505. And guess what? It is all free; all you need to do is register.


You can pre-register for a 1-hour timeslot in the lab as outlined below. You can also register upon arrival at PDC09 by signing up at the reception station located in Room 504/505, or just stop by to talk about developing applications for Windows 7.

Monday 11/16

10:00 am

11:00 am

1:00 pm

2:00 pm

3:00 pm

4:00 pm

Tuesday 11/17

11:00 am

1:00 pm

2:00 pm

3:00 pm

4:00 pm

5:00 pm

Wednesday 11/18

11:00 am

1:00 pm

2:00 pm

3:00 pm

4:00 pm

5:00 pm

Thursday 11/19

8:30 am

9:30 am

10:30 am

11:30 am

1:30 pm

2:30 pm


Getting Started

Logo Test - To help maximize your time in the lab at PDC, we are asking that you run the Logo test and submit the .xml result report to our team for review prior to the event. Our consultants will analyze your results and prepare a report to review with you on-site at PDC.

VeriSign & WinQual IDs In order to submit your product for Windows 7 Logo, you will need to obtain both of these credentials. Once obtained, you will be able to work directly with a Microsoft consultant through the submission process while on-site at PDC. (More info here -

Follow these simple steps to register and prepare for PDC 2009:

1. Email with 3 timeslots in order of preference from those listed above.

2. Download the Logo toolkit from MS Connect and follow the instructions for testing.

3. Send the .xml result report generated by the Logo toolkit to for analysis.

4. Sign up for VeriSign & WinQual IDs that will be required for Logo submission by visiting

Additional Resources

For general questions contact

For questions and more details about the Windows 7 Logo Program visit MS Connect

This is a great opportunity to prepare your applications for Windows 7, but there is limited availability so be sure to register early to get your preferred time slot.

You can learn about Windows 7 using the Windows 7 Training Kit for Developers or by viewing Windows 7 videos on Channel 9


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