Our team recently released a series of Windows Vista Sidebar Gadgets with the help of Donovan West  from These visually appealing gadgets provide a friction-free desktop mechanism for keeping users engaged and up to date with our latest content on Channel 8, Channel 9, Channel 10, TechNet Edge, and Mix Online.



·         Automatic rotation of latest articles on the site allows you to quickly see what’s new and keep up to date without opening a browser

·         Read articles and view videos right on your desktop or navigate directly to the post

·         Gadgets works with both Silverlight 1.0 as well as the beta

·         Users get a friendly error when attempting to use the gadget in 64bit mode. If users prefer to use this in 64 bit environment they can use this workaround.


These gadgets are available on the Windows Live Gallery:

·         Channel 9

·         Channel 10

·         TechNet Edge

·         Channel 8

·         Mix Online


We would love to get feedback and reports of any issues which can be sent to us at .