I talked a while back about some issues around battery life, but recently a co-worker set me a really interest set of factoids about power management I thought I’d share with you..
Check out this session at the PDC:
FUN319: “Windows Vista: Developing Power-Aware Applications”
Description: Industry forecasts predict that up to 67% of workforce computers will be mobile PCs. In addition, desktop PCs running Windows Vista will also use CPU power management to help enterprises save millions of dollars per year in energy costs. Your customers will therefore demand that you optimize your applications for power awareness. Discover the updates to the power APIs, the new sleep/wake states, and other improvements in Windows Vista that can to make your application the premier in its class. We cover best practices for power management, including how to integrate your application with system power policy and behaviors. We also show you how to register for and properly respond to common power management events, such as monitor on/off and user presence.