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Networking Presentations from Driver Developer Conference 2008

The presentations for network driver developers examined our new framework for network driver development. This includes advancements in hardware offloading, virtualization technologies, and power management. Both wired and wireless network solutions are discussed, including 3G mobile broadband.

DDC 2008 Presentations - Networking

  • Developing TCP Chimney Drivers for Windows 7  [PPT]
    This session covers the specifics of a TCP Chimney driver and firmware and hardware development for Windows Server 2008 and Windows 7. We discuss TCP/IP Requests for Comments (RFCs) and the coexistence of receive-side scaling (RSS) and TCP Chimney from a software perspective.
  • Implementing Efficient RSS-Capable Hardware and Drivers for Windows 7  [PPT]
    Learn about the changes to the receive-side scaling (RSS) implementation in Windows 7 and how they affect driver development. We discuss the coexistence of RSS and message-signaled interrupt (MSI-X) as well as handling indirection table updates on multiport network adapters.
  • Mobile Broadband Driver Development for Windows 7  [PPT]
    The Windows 7 mobile broadband (MB) model for driver developers provides the essential states and events for the MB Service with minimum user configuration. IHVs must target this MB driver model because it is a logo program requirement.
  • NDIS 6.20 Overview  [PPT]
    This session covers the updates in NDIS 6.1 and 6.20, including new virtualization, power management, and support for more than 64 processors.
  • Network Power Management for Windows 7  [PPT]
    Learn more about the new power management support in NDIS 6.20, including new hardware and software interfaces for Wake on LAN support, Wake on Wireless LAN, low power address resolution protocol offload, and Wake on Media Connect.
  • Unified Tracing and Network Diagnostics Framework  [PPT]
    Learn to use the Network Diagnostics Framework (NDF) in Windows 7 to diagnose common networking problems and to perform tracing and packet capture without installing additional tools on the client PC.
  • Virtual Machine Queue Architecture Review  [PPT]
    This session provides an overview of the new advanced network virtualization support and architecture in Windows 7.
  • Virtual Machine Queue Driver Development  [PPT]
    This session walks through driver development for network adapters that support the new network virtualization extensions. It covers guidelines for designing the miniport driver to support these new extensions and the details of specific object identifiers (OIDs), initialization process, and data handling.
  • Windows Filtering Platform Enhancements in Windows 7  [PPT]
    See how Windows 7 enhancements to the existing Windows Filtering Platform (WFP) API enable filtering components to redirect IP packets and filters at MAC layers. This helps you develop comprehensive filtering software for firewalls and virtual private network (VPN) clients on Windows 7.
  • Windows Logo Program Tests for NDIS 6.20  [PPT]
    This session discusses the Windows Logo Program Ethernet tests for Windows 7 and gives more details about NDISTest, the primary network test tool used in the Windows Logo Kit (WLK).
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