Updated: WinHEC Anniversary Update Engineering Workshop – Updated Labs Available

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We would like to thank all the partners from around the world who came to our WinHEC engineering workshop.  It was our pleasure to have the opportunity to work directly with engineers from 215 of our partners in both Shenzhen & Taipei.  This workshop provided hands on training for tools and services that enable partners to create high quality Windows 10 Images and guide you to sign and distribute drivers for the Windows 10 Anniversary Update. This event was specifically for engineers who work on Windows image creation, power and performance, IoT, or, those who currently use the Hardware Developer Dashboard (otherwise known as Sysdev).

You can download the labs and any associated scripts using the links below:

Sessions included:

UPDATED: Battery Life Optimization LabThis hands-on-lab introduces the OS features and tools used to assess, analyze, and optimize for long battery life. Topics include the Energy Estimation Engine (E3) and viewing Event Tracing for Windows (ETW) events in Windows Performance Analyzer (WPA). You will learn to execute custom ADK EE assessments and visualize results in the Windows Assessment console (WAC); use Media eXperience Analyzer (MXA) to optimize battery life during Full Screen Video Playback (FSVP); and, learn to verify video power saving features such as Audio Offload and Multiplane Overlay (MPO).

UPDATED: Modern Standby Optimization & Device Performance Lab: This hands-on-lab introduces the OS features and tools used to assess and analyze a reliable modern standby experience, and a device that meets the responsiveness needs of today's customers.  We deep dive on configuring a device as disconnected or connected standby; configuring Adaptive Hibernate settings; collecting, understanding, and taking action on Sleep Study reports; and analyzing Event Tracing for Windows (ETW) logs captured during standby sessions in Windows Performance Analyzer (WPA). Lastly, we will deep dive on the process of measuring, analyzing, and root causing performance issues in key areas using the Windows Performance Toolkit and the Assessment Toolkit.

UPDATED: Customization & Deployment: This hands-on-lab will provide you the interaction you need to implement the changes Microsoft has made with regard to complex imaging and manufacturing scenarios in your lab and factory. We will provide assistance with the customization by walking step-by-step through the capabilities to layout modification.xml and provisioning packages, the new imaging and service capabilities including new DISM/Resetbase option and language pack related changes, Software Functional Test (SFT) Tool and the Manufacturing Execution System (MES).

Hardware Dev Center Dashboard: You've used Sysdev's submission and Driver Distribution Center to sign and publish your drivers for years. The replacement for Sysdev is here! Bring your PC and some HLK packages, it's OK if they aren't passing. In this hands-on-lab, you will be given access to the new Hardware Dev Center's preview program, create new submissions, customize them with DUA, and simulate publishing the drivers to Windows Update. Then you will have the opportunity to work together with your partners to share drivers, manage customizations, experiment with CHID requirements, and more.

Windows 10 IoT & Azure: This hands-on-lab will help you understand how to implement speech related services by using speech recognition and speech synthesis (text-to-speech) within UWP Apps, integrate with Cortana to provide Voice Command Definitions (VCDs) that allow an application to be invoked in a variety of ways and leveraging Microsoft cognitive services REST APIs that enable developers to leverage the power of Microsoft's natural data understanding and easily add intelligent services into their solutions. We will continue to show you how to enable other services through Azure Cognitive Services, the Azure IoT Gateway SDK, and Microsoft Azure Certified for IoT program which helps businesses get started on their IoT projects quickly by connecting them with an ecosystem of partners that have offerings to can easily connect to the Azure IoT Suite.

Thanks again for you efforts in developing on Windows.  Please leave any feedback in the comments below or email us @ WinHEC@microsoft.com.

The WinHEC Team

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