This session dives into new APIs that enable integration with the latest Windows desktop features. Learn about new extensibility methods to surface your application's key tasks. Discover how enhancements to the taskbar, Start Menu, thumbnails and their desktop elements provide new ways for you to delight your users. This talk is a must for application developers who wan to provide the best user experience for their applications on Windows 7.
Rob JarrettRob Jarrett is a Sr. Software Design Engineer on the Core User Experience team, and is a key contributor to the architecture, interaction, visuals, and animation of the Windows 7 taskbar. Rob joined Microsoft in 2000, spending nearly 6 years on the Tablet PC team. During that time, he worked on digital inking and pen/touch interaction in many forms, and co-authored the book "Building Tablet PC Applications". In 2006, he joined the Windows Shell team to explore and enhance window management, primarily focusing on the taskbar. Prior to Microsoft, Rob was a software developer in Toronto, Canada for 8 years.