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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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  • 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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  • 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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