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Filter Plugfest 34

LknightMSFTLknightMSFT Member Posts: 2

Hello! We are excited to announce that Plugfest 34 is starting March 21st 2022!!

Since last year’s virtual Plugfest was such a success, Plugfest 34 is going to continue to be virtual for 2022! Similar to last year, Plugfest 34 will have VMs hosted on Azure to take the place of physical HW.

What is Plugfest?
The goal of Plugfest is to help you prepare your file system minifilter, network filter, or boot encryption driver for the next version of Windows by performing interoperability testing with other products.

When is Plugfest 34?
Plugfest 34 will take place in batches between Monday, March 21, 2022 and Friday March 25, 2022.

Who are we looking for to participate?
Independent Software Vendors (ISVs), developers writing file system minifilter drivers and/or network filter drivers for Windows.

How much does it cost?
FREE - There is no cost to attend this event.

Why should I go?
Here are four major benefits of Plugfest:

  • The opportunity to test products extensively for interoperability with other vendors' products and with Microsoft products. This has traditionally been a great way to understand interoperability scenarios and flush out any interoperability-related bugs.
  • Get exclusive talks and informative sessions organized by the File System Minifilter team about topics that affect the filter driver community.
  • Great opportunity to meet with the file systems team, the network team, and various other teams at Microsoft and get answers to your unanswered technical questions.
  • Early exposure to new hardware innovations, that affect filter functionality

How do I register?

Please fill out the registration form below and if you are selected to participate, you will hear back by Friday March 11, 2022.

Full url link here -

Registration for Plugfest 34 will close on Monday March 7, 2022 at 11:59PM Pacific.

If you have any additional questions please email our coordinating PM, Larissa Knight, at [email protected].

-The Microsoft File System Minifilter Team


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