Sidebar lives!But it's even better, here Sean Alexander, David Streams, and special guest Sanaz Ahari of the Start.com team, demonstrate the new sidebar and gadgets that come in Windows Vista. Plus, we cover the three different kinds of gadgets and show how to build your
own.You can learn more on…
Rob Short is the corporate vice president in charge of the team that architects the foundation of Windows Vista. This is a fascinating conversation with the kernel architecture team. It's our Christmas present to all of the Niners out there who've stuck
with us day after day.This is a very candid…
Otto Berkes is the architect (now general manager) behind the Ultra-Mobile PC team, code-named Origami. We have a conversation about Origami and the vision behind it. More on what was announced today is
found here on Microsoft's Presspass site.
This is a different kind of video. It's not of someone talking about a Microsoft product.
It's about a Microsoft employee's hobby.
We think you'll find his hobby to be pretty darn interesting, though. He tore apart his car, put Windows XP, WiFi, GPS, and other things, into his car, and put it…
There's some confusion among geeks about what the differences are between Windows CE, Windows XP Embedded, and Windows Mobile.
In this video, I talk with Mike Hall and Derek Snyder about these differences, and what I got was a crystal clear explanation. Then Derek goes on to demo a few different…
Ever wonder how the Windows shell is designed? Ever try and write a Windows shell extension? It gets easier in Vista! Here, Catherine Heller, a developer and technical evangelist, and Charles sit down with two of the big brains behind the Windows shell
architecture and platform: Architects Chris…
Rebecca Norlander gives us a thorough demo of Windows XP Service Pack 2. Takes about 10 minutes. There's a lot in SP2, and this will get you up to date. New wireless features. Tons of security updates and enhancements. And more.
Windows XP Service Pack 2 is about 270MB. So, we asked Rebecca "why so big?"
Some other resources on Windows XP SP2 Technical Preview:
2) Learn what it means for developers.
Get more information.
Jeffrey Snover has been on Channel 9 before
talking about Monad. That was a popular video so we thought we'd have him back on Channel 9 to give us some more thoughts on Monad. You can read more on the
Monad blog and there's
a Monad Wiki that you can participate on too. Jeffrey is one of the…
Mark Boulter, PM and technical lead, and Brian Pepin, development lead, talk to us about Cider, a future version of the visual designer that'll ship in Orcas, future version of Visual Studio.They demo it too!