The Device Stage feature in Windows 7 provides a new way for users to interact with devices that are connected to their computers. It enables device manufacturers to deliver user experiences that match the specific branding, features, and content of their devices. Users simply connect their device to a computer that is running Windows 7, and the manufacturer-supplied experience is automatically installed and presented to them, which ensures a seamless experience between the users and their PCs and devices.
The Device Stage Visual Editor tool and accompanying User’s Guide helps device manufacturers to efficiently develop and build a metadata package for a Device Stage experience. The tool features a graphical user interface and provides a preview of the Device Stage experience being created. The User’s Guide defines each step of the Device Stage metadata development process and references existing documentation that contains technical information and strategies. You are not required to know this information to successfully navigate this tool, but the information will help you improve your customers’ Device Stage experience.