Engineering Windows 7

Welcome to our blog dedicated to the engineering of Microsoft Windows 7

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  • Blog Post: A Little Bit of Personality

    Greetings! Based on the data we’re seeing we know a lot of folks on MSDN/TechNet/Connect are probably busy using the RC (Release Candidate) for Windows 7. Thank you!!! And of course many folks are looking forward to downloading the RC and using it as we expand the downloads—we’re looking forward to the...
  • Blog Post: Designing Aero Snap

    Here’s a behind the scenes look at the design of the Aero Snap feature in Windows 7. We thought it would be fun to take a look at the overall design process of the feature and the tools and techniques used. This feature poses a unique design challenge in that you just use the feature without any user...
  • Blog Post: Engineering the Windows 7 Boot Animation

    As we connect through this blog and through all of those talking about Windows 7 it is clear that folks have a lot of passion around many topics. We learned early on about the passion around the boot/startup sequence and how important it was for that to go by quickly! At the same time, we know that it...
  • Blog Post: Update on UAC

    Hi, Jon DeVaan here to talk to you about the recent UAC feedback we’ve been receiving. Most of our work finishing Windows 7 is focused on responding to feedback. The UAC feedback is interesting on a few dimensions of engineering decision making process. I thought that exploring those dimensions would...
  • Blog Post: Follow-up: Accessibility in Windows 7

    We’ve seen some comments recently posted on a previous post on accessibility and a member of the User Interface Platform team wanted to offer some thoughts on the topic.  Brett is a senior test lead who leads our efforts testing the Accessibility of Windows 7.  --Steven   Hi, my name is...
  • Blog Post: Accessibility in Windows 7

    This post is from Michael Bernstein, a development lead on the User Interface Platform team where he focuses on accessibility. Accessibility is the term we apply to the APIs and features that enable Windows to be used, to be accessible, by as many people as possible so that, regardless of physical or...
  • Blog Post: From Idea to Feature: A view from Design

    Larry is very appreciative of the reception and comments his post received. Thank you! I t is worth noting that we’ve surpassed over 2000 comments and I’ve received and equal amount of email. I am trying to reply as often as I can! We’re 10 days from the PDC and so we might take a short break from...
  • Blog Post: The Windows Feedback Program

    Introducing Christina Storm who is a program manager on the Windows Customer Engineering feature team working on telemetry. In a previous article Steven has introduced the Windows 7 Feature Teams. I am a program manager working on telemetry on the Windows Customer Engineering team. Our team delivers...
  • Blog Post: Reflecting on a few recent threads…

    When we kicked off this blog, the premise was a dialog – a two-way conversation about the engineering of Windows 7. We couldn’t be happier with the way things have been going in this short time. As we said we intended to do, we’ve started a discussion about how we build the product and have had a chance...
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