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  • Jensen Harris: An Office User Interface Blog

    Picture This: A New Look For Office

    • 389 Comments
    This morning at the CeBIT conference in Germany, we revealed the new visuals for the Office 2007 user interface. You can see a few screenshots of the new look on the Office 2007 UI Preview Site . If you've got a craving to see even more, I've created...
  • A Hole In My Head

    \Device\QuestionsForMe

    • 388 Comments
    I have been getting quite a few personal emails with specific questions on how to write a driver or how to a specific technology works or how to fix a particular problem. I welcome the emails, but I want these discussions to be public so that they are...
  • IEBlog

    A New Look for IE

    • 387 Comments
    Hello, I’m Max Stevens, and I recently joined the IE team as a Program Manager working on the user experience. In anticipation of our next major pre-release of IE, I’d like to give an overview of some of the great work we’ve done in the UI, especially...
  • Building Windows 8

    Welcome to Building Windows 8

    • 386 Comments
    Building the next release of Microsoft Windows is an industry-wide effort that Microsoft approaches with a strong sense of responsibility and humility. Windows 8 reimagines Windows for a new generation of computing devices, and will be the very best operating...
  • Microsoft RSS Blog

    Windows Vista and Feeds

    • 382 Comments
    As noted pretty much everywhere on the web, Windows Vista launched (for businesses) last week. Windows Vista includes IE7 and the Windows RSS Platform , and is therefore the first Windows operating system to ship with built-in support for RSS (and...
  • Building Windows 8

    Designing search for the Start screen

    • 381 Comments
    Given the ton of interest in the design of the new Start screen we wanted to dive deeper into the topic of search. There's a clear focus on efficiency and overall professional productivity in the comments. For professional scenarios, every keystroke matters...
  • Building Windows 8

    Web browsing in Windows 8 Consumer Preview with IE10

    • 376 Comments
    In this post we want to talk about the new Internet Explorer 10 browsing experience.  We have considerably improved the underlying browsing engine with performance , standards, and features as we have previously blogged about.  IE10 designed...
  • Albatross!

    Reflections on my first 24 hours with braces.

    • 371 Comments
    Ow. Ow ow. OWOWOWOWOWOW. Sigh. 18 months minus one day to go. Did I say ow?
  • Building Windows 8

    Designing for Metro style and the desktop

    • 369 Comments
    We thought it would be good to take a moment to talk about where we are heading in terms of the user interface of Windows 8. By now you've seen two different elements of the Windows 8 design—first, a Metro style user interface we showed previously...
  • Live Search

    Working Together Against Blog Spam

    • 365 Comments
    Our job is to provide the most relevant and useful results to a user’s search query. Sounds easy. But, unfortunately there’s a powerful financial incentive for a small subset of people to try to manipulate the results so their sites come up to the top...
  • Dev Notes

    GotCodeSnippets.NET is Live !

    • 365 Comments
    The site, http://www.gotcodesnippets.net , is the idea from US Regional Director, Michael Palermo after getting feedback from several code snippet talks, and leveraging the code snippet feature in projects, assisting him in generating high productivity...
  • Business Contact Manager Team Blog

    Outlook 2010 with Business Contact Manager: You Spoke, We Listened

    • 363 Comments
    Outlook with Business Contact Manager (BCM) was built to work hand-in-hand with Outlook to help businesses stay connected to their customers. From managing existing and prospective clients, to customizing business forms, to tracking marketing campaigns...
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