Windows 7 Mark Aggar: Energy Smart Software


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Ensuring that applications work well with Windows Power Management is a vital step in providing a solid end user experience and reducing IT energy costs. Developers need to ensure their applications areEnergy Smart.

Here, we visit Mark Aggar, a Director in the Environmental Sustainability organization at Microsoft to get some insights into what energy efficient computing means and why it matters. Further, since Channel 9 is a comfortable place for developers, we discuss developing Windows applications that work in concert with Windows Power Management to effectively and efficiently use energy resources.

In some sense, energy efficient computing, like trustworthy computing and software security, is a journey that will continually evolve over time. The concept ofenergy smart software has only recently hit the general purpose computing mainstream. Of course, in the IT world, system administrators are always trying to maximize energy efficiency in large datacenters and have energy conscience for a some time. But what about developers?

NOTE: The Adobe Flash Player power management issue Mark mentioned during the conversation was fixed in version 10.1 and you should update.


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