File Name: Windows 7 Beta Tool Kits.htm Version: 1.0 Date Published: 2/16/2009 Language: English Download Size: 12 KB - 41
An essential part of the Windows 7 beta release are the tools for deploying, diagnosing and developing on Windows. These needs are met by the Windows Kits. These kits provide consistent easy discoverability, consistent support, and a regular release schedule coinciding with the Microsoft® Windows® operating system.”
“Windows 7 Beta Tool Kits
Tools to deploy, diagnose and develop for Windows are an integral part of the Windows 7 Beta Release – the Windows Kits provide easy discoverability, consistent support, and a regular release schedule coinciding with the Microsoft® Windows® operating system.
The Windows Automated Installation Kit (Windows AIK) helps you to install, customize, and deploy the Windows 7 beta operating system. It is a set of tools and documentation that supports the configuration and deployment of Windows operating systems. By using Windows AIK, you can automate Windows installations, capture Windows images with ImageX, configure and modify images using Deployment Imaging Servicing and Management (DISM), create Windows PE images, and migrate user profiles and data with the User State Migration Tool (USMT).
The Windows Software Development Kit (SDK) is a set of tools, code samples, documentation, compilers, headers, and libraries that you can use to create applications that run on Windows operating systems using native (Windows 32) or managed (.NET Framework) programming models. This Windows SDK contains Beta materials related to Windows 7 Beta and is compatible with Visual Studio® 2008, including Visual Studio Express Editions.
The Windows Driver Kit (WDK) is a fully integrated driver development system that contains material formerly found in the Windows Driver Device Kit (DDK) and tests for stability and reliability of Windows drivers. Additional material includes the Windows Driver Foundation (WDF), which simplifies the development and support of Windows drivers. The WDK also features header file refactoring (Windows Vista and later versions) which reduces header file complexity by providing a simpler directory structure, eliminating declaration conflicts, and using a single set of header files for all supported Windows versions. Material formerly in Installable File Systems (IFS) Kit, including headers, libraries, samples, and documentation, is now distributed as part of the WDK. Finally, the WDK includes verifiers and static analysis tools, such as PREfast and Static Driver Verifier, help you find bugs at compile time.
For more information on the SDK, click here” [Download leached in full]
A couple links here that I want to be able to find in the future…