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Hello Everyone -

It is my pleasure to announce that the Windows Summit 2010 kicks off today.

Those of you who have heard about Windows Summit 2010 know that it is a virtual comprised of three tracks – Device, System and Software. The event designed for hardware and software designers, developers, engineers and testers who want to build great products on Windows. Members of the Windows team have been working hard for weeks to prepare and record a full agenda of great sessions. The event opens today with comments by Michael Angiulo - General Manager, Windows Planning & Ecosystem.

After Mike, 10 sessions from the Device Track will go live. The Windows Summit 2010 doesn’t stop there - the Systems track launches on June 2 with a kickoff by Brad Brooks and Dean Hachamovitch is kicking off the Software track on June 16.

I’m excited to let you know that I’ll be kicking off the Device Track this morning. I am a real gadget geek and I love to take advantage of Windows 7 features like Device Stage and Play To. The Device Track is going to walk you through those technologies (and more!) and learn how to differentiate your products with Windows 7.

Here are some of the sessions that I am most excited about from each track (but be sure to check out the website for a full list!)

Devices Track: May 25

  • Windows 7 Device Experience Overview
  • The Windows Logo Kit: What’s New in WLK 1.5
  • Windows 7 Device Content and Web Resources
  • Developing Your Device Experience Strategy

Systems Track: June 2

  • Windows 7 Imaging and Deployment Tools Overview
  • Understanding the Windows Logo Program for Systems
  • Building Troubleshooters
  • Using the Mobile Broadband Platform in Windows 7

Software Track: June 16

  • Developing Multi-Touch Applications for Natural Experiences
  • Unleashing the Latest Innovations in Modern Graphics Hardware with Windows 7
  • Windows 7 Scenic Ribbon: The Next Generation User Experience for Presenting Commands in Windows Applications
  • Extending Battery Life by Creating Energy-Efficient Applications

It should be a great event and we hope you can join us for it! The content will be available for download, so you can consume it at your own pace. Go to the Windows Summit 2010 website to register and hear Mike Angiulo open the event at 9am PST today.