Windows 7: The Sensor and Location Platform: Building Context-Aware Applications

Play Windows 7: The Sensor and Location Platform: Building Context-Aware Applications
Sign in to queue


Windows 7 introduces a platform for using sensor devices, such as light sensors or GPS sensors, to create environmental or location awareness in programs. In this session, you will learn how to use sensors to make your programs more functional, easier to use, and more aware of the surrounding environment.
  • Dan Polivy
    Dan Polivy is a lead program manager in the PC|3 Division at Microsoft, where he is responsible for the Windows SideShow platform and other new features for Windows 7. Previously, he was a developer working on the design and implementation of Windows SideShow. He has been at Microsoft for over six years, and started as a member of the Tablet PC team. Dan graduated from Brown University with a degree in Computer Science, and currently resides in Seattle, Washington with his wife.



Right click to download this episode

The Discussion

  • User profile image
    Is there anywhere I can download the SensorKitDriverInstaller.exe?  I have the sensor board from PDC but I lost the CD... Sad

    Thank you if anyone can help me out! 
  • User profile image

    We are working to make the contents of the CD available online, but as of right now they are not available.  Is it possible for you to reach out to a friend or colleague who also might have gotten a kit to get the CD contents?  If you're not able to find it, please shoot us an email at sensext _at_ and we'll see what we can do.

  • User profile image
    karthik s

    I like to get a Virtual GPS were do i get it...

  • User profile image

    Please add 'Sensor and Location Platform' tag to this.

Add Your 2 Cents