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by on Jul.21, 2009, under Storage

Working with Intel AMT: Done!

After a full week of testing/documentation, I&aposm finally finished with IT Helper 1.0! I shouldn&apost say finally; it&aposs been only 4 weeks since I introduced the project. I started out knowing nothing about Intel AMT (or even C#!) and managed to teach myself everything I needed to know to develop a working management console. More importantly, I used only the resources provided through the Manageability Developer Community. So there&aposs no excuse! If I can do it, anyone can. Now go develop your own management console! Just kidding…

Developing for Intel AMT isn&apost easy. While 4 weeks may seem like a short time, keep in mind that I don&apost eat or sleep (I work 24 hours a day). That&aposs 4 weeks * 7 days * 24 hours = 672 hours! I&aposm joking again. But developing a management console really does take time. Here&aposs some quick advice on working faster:

  • Understand the basic concepts. This is the best advice I can give. Know what you&aposre doing before you start doing.
    • Check out my first and second blog posts for a good introduction to Intel AMT.
  • Sign up for ISPP. The Intel Software Partner Program allows you to create a Project Plan based on the use cases and features you&aposd like to implement. Know where you&aposre going before you start going.
  • Take advantage of your resources. Read the documentation in the SDK. There are also plenty of samples that implement the same features that you&aposre trying to implement. Don&apost try reinventing the wheel.
  • ASK QUESTIONS! Use the forums and blogs to ask questions about the things that you don&apost understand. I wasted so much time trying to figure things out for myself. Asking questions almost always gave me the answer I was looking for. Uh, just ask questions…

Within the next few weeks, I&aposll talk about some of the obstacles that I faced during development along with some more advice. You&aposll soon be able to download IT Helper 1.0 and try it out for yourself. I wanted to have it available by today, but I still have to work out some minor details before releasing it publicly. Thanks for reading and remember to check for updates regularly.


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