See Windows 8 NFC under the hood in videos
Posted by Seth PlanckSeptember 16th, 2011 at 3:50 PM Filed Under Latest News, Videos
See Windows 8 NFC under the hood in Build Windows NFC session videos
Microsoft has been running its Build Windows developer conference this week and announced that NFC would be supported in Windows 8. NXP worked with Microsoft to develop the drivers for both its NFC stack and its NDEF format that supports NFC Forum standards. Windows 8 isn’t going to be launching anytime soon, but an overwhelming interest in the NFC aspects of the new operating system has propelled media and consumer interest since the announcement of the new OS, which is set to be friendly to PC’s laptops, tablets and netbooks. Two videos have been released, one is in regards to the connecting and sharing service, and the other is geared towards designing systems and working with the Windows 8 NFC drivers.
We reported a couple of days ago that Microsoft had scheduled some hands on time for developers to learn more about what is involved in building NFC applications for the upcoming Windows 8 platform which included developing for different formats (touch and mouse / touchpad) and for differing screen sizes.
Microsoft has now posted these informative sessions, which you can view right here on NFC Rumors. If you are considering developing an NFC application for Windows 8, you will no doubt find these sessions informative and educational as they are hosted by Priya Dandawate and principal program manager Max Morris, who are both on the Microsoft NFC team and involved with its development from day one.
Connecting and sharing with near field communication (Windows 8 Build Windows September 14, 2011 from 3:30PM to 4:30PM NFC session)
Designing systems and developing drivers for NFC (Windows 8 Build Windows September 15, 2011 from 4:00PM to 5:00PM NFC session)
In the meantime, while we wait for Windows 8 and its flavor of NFC support, check out our post on Wireless Sensor Technologies who have built their own Windows drivers and an SDK that comes along with it so devs can start developing NFC for Windows 7 and not have to wait until next year or even 2013 to get some sweet NFC applications to market.