Windows 7 Training Kit For Developers

Martin Brinkmann
Aug 18, 2009
Updated • Dec 20, 2017
Windows, Windows 7

Microsoft released (or preparing to release) all kinds of training related materials for the upcoming operating system Windows 7. This includes videos, documentation, development kits and much more.

The Windows 7 training kit for developers is offered as a 86 Megabyte download on the official Microsoft website.

It includes demonstrations, presentations and hands-on labs that help developers learn how to create applications that are compatible with Windows 7. The target group of the Windows 7 training kit for developers is software developers who want to make sure that their applications are compatible with Windows 7, and make use of Windows 7 specific features like the new taskbar.

Windows 7 Training Kit For Developers

The Windows 7 Training Kit for Developers includes presentations, hands-on labs, and demos. This content is based on Windows 7 RTM and it is designed to help you learn how to build applications that are compatible with and shine on Windows 7 by utilizing key Windows 7 features such as:

  • Taskbar
  • Libraries
  • Multi Touch
  • Sensors and Location
  • Ribbon
  • Trigger Start Services
  • Instrumentation and ETW
  • Application Compatibility

And Application Compatibility topics such as:

  • Version Checking
  • UAC Data Redirection
  • Session Isolation
  • Installer Detection
  • User Interface
  • Privilege Isolation
  • High DPI

Microsoft has posted system requirements that need to be matched to take full advantage of the training kit. Mentioned are Windows 7, the Windows 7 SDK, Visual Studio 2009 and the Windows Code Pack Api for the Microsoft .net Framework.

The Windows 7 training kit for developers comes as a single self-extracting executable that will uncompress the content to a selected folder. The content can then be accessed with a modern web browser. Software developers can download it from the Microsoft website.

Update: The Windows 7 Training Kit for Developers is still available on the Microsoft website. It is likely that Microsoft will release a new version for their upcoming operating system Windows 8 soon. The most likely release date is around the Windows 8 release later this year.

Update 2: Microsoft pulled the download from the official download portal. You can still download it from the Wayback Machine website however if you need to.

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  1. echipvina said on August 18, 2009 at 9:39 pm

    Thank for this news

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