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  • Building Windows 8

    Acting on file management feedback

    As we approach our next public milestone, we will begin to circle back to topics we covered in the blog and talk about the changes we’ve made to the product since the Developer Preview. As we've said often, we read the comments, newsgroup discussions...
  • Jensen Harris: An Office User Interface Blog

    Picture This: A New Look For Office

    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


    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

    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

    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

    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

    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...
  • Albatross!

    Reflections on my first 24 hours with braces.

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

    Web browsing in Windows 8 Consumer Preview with IE10

    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...
  • Building Windows 8

    Designing for Metro style and the desktop

    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...
  • Business Contact Manager Team Blog

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

    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...
  • Dev Notes

    GotCodeSnippets.NET is Live !

    The site, , 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...
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