UEFI News and Commentary

Monday, March 15, 2010

UEFI Testing Workshop Announced For 6/21/10.

Just received notice that there is another UEFI test workshop (see below), free for all UEFI members. I presume that means adopters, contributors and promoters. I haven't seen the note yet on the official web site yet. These workshops are really good for inter-op testing between BIOS vendors, chipset vendors, OS vendors, plug-in card vendors and UEFI software vendors. In addition, you often get to meet a lot of the folks who have put together the UEFI specification and talk directly to the self-cert test developers if you have questions. Hope to see you there!


Dear UEFI Developers,

The UEFI Testing Work Group (UTWG) and the UEFI Industry Communications Work Group (ICWG) from the Unified EFI (UEFI) Forum would like to invite you to the next UEFI testing workshop event / PlugFest.

This event will be held at the Intel Dupont Optimization Lab Facility in Dupont, Washington in the week of June 21, 2010. The Intel Dupont campus is located approximately one hour south of the Seattle area.

The event is open and free to all attendees from companies that are UEFI members. We encourage companies who are not yet on the UEFI member's list to sign up through the http://www.uefi.org and get ready to participate.

Upon receiving your participation response and interest, we will send you a logistics package to help you prepare for a successful test event. Additionally, participants are encouraged to download, run and submit the UEFI Self Certification Tests (SCT) results to the UTWG prior to the event.

Participants in the test event will include UEFI members who are Add-in Card Vendors / Independent Board Vendors (IBV), Operating System Vendors (OSV), Independent Software Vendors (ISV), Independent BIOS Vendors and Original Equipment / Design Manufacturers (OEM / ODM) and Platform Vendors.

The purpose of this event is to provide the computing industry with an opportunity to conduct a variety of interoperability tests with implementers and implementations of UEFI among the UEFI community. This event will allow add-in cards to run the UEFI SCT on various UEFI system implementations and to test using a variety of Operating Systems.

If you know of any other groups/divisions in your company that would benefit from attending, please forward this letter to them.

Please respond to xxx (@intel.com) by April 2, 2010 to let us know your participant status in this event.

You can also reach Laurie at xxx.

We look forward to seeing you in Dupont!

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

IDF 2010 Beijing Features UEFI

There are a number of UEFI-related sessions at IDF this year (see http://www.intel.com/idf). Included are sessions on multi-processor, fast boot, EDK2, firmware security and cool mobile stuff for UEFI.

UEFI 2.3b Released.

The latest version of the UEFI specification (v2.3b, with updated errata) is now available here.