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  • Building Sidebar Gadgets

    Want a heads up on how to write a Desktop Gadget for Windows Sidebar? Head on over to Lou Amadio's blog. He explains how a Gadget is put together and gives some code examples on writing your own Gadget. I caught this over at Steve Makofsky's blog . I think I am going to site down and take in this code...
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  • Windows Sidebar and Gadgets at Mix 06

    Shawn Morrissey will be attending Mix 06 in March doing hands-on labs and presentations on Windows Sidebar and writing Gadgets for Sidebar and SideShow. "I just found out I’ll be running one of the Sandbox areas (what PDC and TechEd folks know and love as Hands-On Labs) at this year’s MIX Conference...
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  • The Future of Gadgets

    Remember at CES 2006 where Bill Gates walked on stage and went over to a picture frame and was able to move objects within the picture frame with his hands? I am going to go out on a limb here and bet those are Gadgets in some fashion. I believe this is where the future of Desktop Gadgets on Windows...
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  • Windows Sidebar is coming...

    Word on the street is the next CTP scheduled for later this month will give Technical Beta Testers their first real look at Windows Sidebar and Desktop Gadgets on Windows Vista. Andre comments on an article from News.com regarding how widescreen seems to be the next logical step for users wanting to...
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  • Clarifacation on Laptop Graphics Issues

    A comment by MysteriousE has made me feel I should clarify some things real quick in regards to my previous post where my integrated Intel graphics for my new Dell laptop won't work . First off, I apologize if the post may have too emotion-driven. I was kind of ticked. Second, my issues are mainly with...
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  • Windows Sidebar Updates

    Sean Alexander, which many of you may know from the team doing Windows Sidebar and Desktop Gadgets, has decided to follow his passion and join the staff of VP of the Windows Digital Media Division as a Senior Program Manager. That means he's no longer with the Windows Sidebar Team. But that doesn't mean...
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  • MicrosoftGadgets.com gets updated

    This evening, MicrosoftGadgets.com - the ultimate place for Live.com Gadgets - has gotten updated. Want to know what's been updated? Just visit the site and you can already see some things have changed. But Erik Porter talks about the updates in more detail that have been made this evening on his blog...
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  • Check out Microsoft SNARF

    I caught this over at BetaNews and Microsoft-Watch . Microsoft Research came up with a neat little program that organizes your unread email - by importance. Its called Microsoft Snarf . SNARF stands for Social Network And Relationship Finder. Its designed to use social networking information, such as...
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  • Confusion Strikes the Windows Vista CTP Program

    Mary Jo Foley writes an awesome article today regarding the Windows Vista CTP program and addresses several questions that have yet to be answered by Microsoft. One of them is what is happening with the future of the Windows Vista CTP Program? As of today, Build 5259 (which went to TAP Testers on Nov...
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  • My thoughts on the new UI in Build 5259

    Looking at a few of the screenshots posted on many websites out there such as ActiveWin , I thought I'd give an overall impression on the new UI being introduced in Build 5259. I absolutely love it. I love the new "orb-shaped" Start Button with its bright new colors and updated Windows logo. The new...
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