The next iteration of the Windows client being built in Redmond inherently catalyzes the development of technologies associated with the operating system. It is the case of the software development kit for Windows 7, a solution designed to streamline the creation of software running on top of the platform that will succeed Windows Vista. Windows 7 SDK followed the same path as Windows 7, moving from Release Candidate stage to RTM. At the start of July 2009, the Redmond company started highlighting the changes that were introduced to the RTM build of Windows 7 SDK. In this regard,
developers will be able to leverage new as well as updated Security services samples in the Windows SDK for Windows 7.
According to a member of the Windows SDK team, the new security samples
in the SDK, include “Authorization, CryptoApi, Local Security Authority (LSA), Windows Firewall, and x509SecurityToken. Over 1,200 samples were changed since the release of the Windows SDK for Windows 7 RC release. Many “new to Win 7” samples were added, simplified, or extended, and many older samples were updated to support Windows 7 as well as older operating systems.”
The past week Microsoft revealed the first series of modifications delivered to the RTM build of Windows 7 SDK
. The changes also involved the introduction or updating of Win32 Samples, but related to Networking and Related Services and Multimedia. Since the evolution of Windows 7 has been synchronized with the development of the Windows 7 SDK, developers should expect the RTM of the software development kit by the end of this month, concomitantly with the RTM of Windows 7.
“For build instructions and additional information about the samples, see the Readme.txt files and other documents in the SDK sample folders. For general sample building instructions, refer to the Samples Reference page that installs with the Windows SDK, and the SDK Release Notes (under the Start menu, in All Programs > Microsoft Windows SDK v7.0). By default, Win32 samples are installed under the following path: C:\Program Files\Microsoft SDKs\Windows\v7.0\Samples,” the Windows SDK team representative added.