There’s loads of great stuff on the agenda for WinHEC (how I wish I was going back down to LA…) but two things I wanted to highlight:

 

XPS Rasterization and XPSDrv Performance in Windows 7 - CON-C650

This chalk-talk begins with a brief architectural overview of XPSDrv, XPS rasterization service and dependencies, and XPSDrv component performance improvements in Windows 7. It will end with a question-and-answer session.

Presenter(s):
Daniel Emerson
Daniel is a Lead Program Manager working on the core infrastructure and rendering services for Print, Scan and Fax in Windows. He joined the Windows Experience team at Microsoft six years ago and has contributed to the development of the Windows client/server printing infrastructure, print drivers and XPS printing.
Felix Maxa
Felix Maxa is the development lead for the team that owns core service components for printing, imaging and fax. Felix has worked at MS on printing since 1998.
Georgi Chalakov
Georgi Chalakov is a Senior Developer on the Windows Experience, Documents and Printing team, where he is responsible for the XPS Rasterization Service and other XPS features for Windows 7. Previously, he was a developer working on XPS Viewer in XPS Essentials Pack and Microsoft XPS Document Converter. Georgi graduated from Sofia University with a degree in Computer Science, and currently resides in Seattle, Washington with his family.
Ashwin Needamangala
As a Senior Test Lead in Microsoft's Windows Experience (WEX) - Documents & Printing group, Ashwin Needamangala is responsible for testing the rendering components that are part of the printing subsystem in Windows. His team also owns the development of the Windows Logo Kit (WLK) for printing. Ashwin has been working with the Documents & Printing group for over eight years. During that time his team has produced key tools such as PTConform, LooksGood as well as numerous tests that ship as part of the WLK. He is also the co-architect for PrintVerifier.

Level:  300
Session Time:

Friday, November 07, 2008 11:00 AM

XPS Printer Driver Development in Windows 7 - CON-T572

The XPSDrv printer driver model is the future of Windows printing. This session details the new features and improvements for XPSDrv printer drivers in Windows 7, including the XPS Rasterization Service, the XPS Object Model API and the filter pipeline, and discussion of filter pipeline enhancements.

Presenter(s):
Georgi Chalakov
Georgi Chalakov is a Senior Developer on the Windows Experience, Documents and Printing team, where he is responsible for the XPS Rasterization Service and other XPS features for Windows 7. Previously, he was a developer working on XPS Viewer in XPS Essentials Pack and Microsoft XPS Document Converter. Georgi graduated from Sofia University with a degree in Computer Science, and currently resides in Seattle, Washington with his family.
Felix Maxa
Felix Maxa is the development lead for the team that owns core service components for printing, imaging and FAX. Felix has worked at MS on printing since 1998.

Level:  200
Session Time:

Thursday, November 06, 2008 3:15 PM

 

In addition to these two, there’s content covering the wider print and document peripheral space that’s likely to be relevant to anyone reading this far…

 

Enjoy.