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Introduction to Microsoft Windows 7 for Developers
(Microsoft Training Course: 50219) - 1 day - £600 exc VAT



> Target Audience
This course provides students with the knowledge and skills to appreciate the architecture, new features and application compatibility considerations of the Windows 7 operating system. It is intended for developers with experience developing Windows applications.
> Course outline
  1. Introduction to Windows 7
  2. Additional Reading


Module 1: Introduction to Windows 7
  • This module explains how to use the various new features of Windows 7, how to prepare for the OS roadmap with regard to OS versions and editions, how to design backwards-compatible applications for Windows 7 and how to expand your knowledge of individual features.
  • Windows Operating System Roadmap
  • Highlights of Improvements
  • The New Taskbar
  • Shell Libraries
  • Multi-Touch
  • Sensors and Location
  • Application Compatibility
  • Trigger-Start Services
Skills
  • Explain the motivation for new user interaction features.
  • Design backwards-compatible applications for Windows 7 and earlier versions of the Windows operating system.
  • Improve application and system reliability and performance by taking advantage of the new Windows 7 features.
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Module 2: Additional Reading
  • As additional preparation for this class, students should review the following:
  • Welcome to Windows 7 - http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-7
  • Engineering Windows 7 - http://blogs.msdn.com/e7
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> Pre-Requisites
Before attending this course, students must have the following pre-requisites:
  • Working knowledge of Win32 fundamentals.
  • Experience in Windows C++ programming OR experience in Windows applications development in a .NET language.
> Purpose
After completing the course, students will be able to explain the motivation for new user interaction features; design backwards-compatible applications for Windows 7 and earlier versions of the Windows operating system; improve application and system reliability and performance by taking advantage of the new Windows 7 features.