Windows 7 offers a new way of controlling your desktop, managing your windows, and launching applications. The Windows 7 Taskbar is a new application-launching and window-switching mechanism that consolidates the functionalities from previous Windows OS Desktop mechanisms such as Quick Launch, Recent Documents, Notification area icons, desktop shortcuts, and running application windows.
Watch Yochay Kiriaty, Windows 7 Technical Evangelist, and Taskbar product team designer Stephan Hoefnagels as we present the evolution of the Windows 7 Taskbar through the different design iteration cycles, and of course, we will see the famous “Bat Signal.”
Designing the Windows 7 Taskbar is one of a series of Channel 9 videos about the new Windows 7 Taskbar. Other videos include:
For more technical information on the Windows 7 Taskbar, read the Windows 7 Taskbar Part 1 – The Basics. And for more technical content on Windows 7, along with a few cool code samples, go to the Windows 7 Blog for Developers.
If you missed the PDC sessions on the Windows 7 Taskbar, you can always watch their videos: Welcome to Windows 7 Taskbar and Integrate with Windows 7 Taskbar – but I know you already saw them few times.