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  • Microsoft Posts First Official Outlook Gadgets

    Ryan Gregg lets us know that the first "official" (meaning MS designed) Sidebar Gadgets for Outlook 2007 are now available for download. Hopefully, this means that many more are coming. Here are the links to the Gadget Gallery: Outlook Upcoming Appointments Outlook Tasks At this rate I'm going to need...
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  • Windows SideShow: My New Best Friend

    I just saw an incredilble presentation from the Windows SideShow Team and they have some amazing stuff planned. Having Auxiliary SideShow devices embedded in hardware such as keyboards or remote controls to access your data such as email, calendars, etc very quickly. They have SideShow Gadgets, which...
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  • New Sidebar Gadgets in Build 5342

    The Sidebar Team has introduced new Sidebar Gadgets for Windows Vista in Build 5342. The new Gadgets are: Calculator Minesweeper Number Puzzle Picture Puzzle Timer Take a look at the new Gadgets in the Gadget Picker here . There seems to have been some changes to Settings for the Clock, RSS, and Recycle...
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  • Steven Sinofsky to lead future Windows and Windows Live Development

    Microsoft announced today that Steven Sinofsky will be joining the Platforms and Services Devision (PSD) at Microsoft to lead Windows and Windows Live development . According to Microsoft, Steven will help better align the Windows and MSN "assets" with the Windows Live strategy. Is this the management...
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  • Gadgets Showcased at Mix 06

    InfoWorld has done a really neat article on Windows Vista's Sidebar Gadgets - showcased at Mix 06 this week. Microsoft's goal behind Sidebar or Desktop Gadgets is to offer rich content that runs "beyond the browser" and enhanced the overall Windows user experience. I really do think Sidebar Gadgets will...
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  • Beyond the Browser at Mix with Sidebar and Gadgets

    You can take a look at Joe Belifiore, Microsoft's Vice President for the eHome division, talks about technologies that take the Windows User Experience "beyond the browser" with technologies such as Windows Sidebar and Desktop Gadgets. He showed off a pretty impressive Yahoo Stock Gadget which was pretty...
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  • New Sidebar Gadgets to download

    Kristan from Digitalfive.org put online two new Gadgets to download and install for Windows Sidebar. Google Search Gadget Dictionary and Thesaurus Gadget I've downloaded and installed both of them. They work perfectly. Too bad I can't say the same for my Xbox 360 Gamertag Gadget. Not sure why that's...
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  • Sidebar Gadgets VS Live.com Gadgets

    There might seem to be some confusion between Windows Live Gadgets and Windows Sidebar or Desktop Gadgets. They are two DIFFERENT types of Gadgets currently. Windows Live Gadgets are designed to run on Live.com. Windows Sidebar or Desktop Gadgets run on the Windows Vista Desktop and are able to be "pinned...
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  • Windows Sidebar Feature Preview Online

    Today I've put online my latest Feature Preview for Windows Sidebar (with screenshots). You can check out my earlier Feature Previews by heading here . I will be updating the older Feature Previews in the near future to accomodate any changes we see in the latest build. Want to start building Desktop...
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  • Windows Sidebar and Desktop Gadgets are here

    The Windows Sidebar Team has posted at MicrosoftGadgets.com regarding today's CTP Release with Windows Sidebar and Desktop Gadgets. "Today is a big day – the first public release of Windows Sidebar is available as part of the Windows Vista February Community Technology Preview (CTP)! The entire team...
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