Windows 7 device experience

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Windows 7 introduces a collection of new features to improve how users discover and use devices that are connected to their PC. These new user features are supported by system and platform features that define how device makers present their devices—and related applications and services—in Windows.

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Windows 7 device experience overview

Windows 7 introduces a collection of new features to improve how users discover and use devices that are connected to their PC. These new user features are supported by system and platform features that define how device makers present their devices—and related applications and services—in Windows.

How to create and submit a sync plug-in for device stage

Device makers can use the new Device Stage feature in Windows 7 to show their customers the applications and services that are specific to their device. The Device Stage interface is an extension of the Devices and Printers interface and provides a new way for users to interact with their mobile phones, cameras, printers, and portable media players.

Microsoft Device Experience Development Kit

The Microsoft Device Experience Development Kit provides information and material that you need to know to develop Device Stage experiences for eligible devices.

Device metadata package: resource roadmap

This topic provides a roadmap to the technical white papers, requirements, and tools used to create a device metadata package for Devices and Printers in Windows 7. It provides guidelines for business decision makers to understand the tasks required to create metadata packages that take advantage of the Devices and Printers experience in Windows 7.

Devices and printers extensibility guide

This topic provides important information for developers who want to extend the user experience in Devices and Printers for their particular application or device, or for a particular device class. This topic assumes that the reader is already familiar with Devices and Printers in Windows 7.

Device Stage Visual Editor Tool v1.5 and User’s Guide

The Device Stage feature in Windows 7 provides a new way for users to interact with devices that are connected to their computers. It enables device manufacturers to deliver user experiences that match the specific branding, features, and content of their devices. Users simply connect their device to a computer that is running Windows 7, and the manufacturer-supplied experience is automatically installed and presented to them, which ensures a seamless experience between the users and their PCs and devices.

Devices and Printers Metadata Authoring Wizard

The Devices and Printers Metadata Authoring Wizard helps device manufacturers to efficiently develop and build a metadata package for their device. The tool features a graphical user interface that guides you through the process of creating a custom device metadata package. The User’s Guide defines each step of the Devices and Printers metadata development process. While you are not required to know the development process to successfully navigate this tool, this information can help you improve your device experience.

 

 

 

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