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 developers Robert Jarrett and Ben Betz as we talk about the three parts of the Taskbar. Rob will describe the architecture driving some of the new Taskbar features such as custom switchers and Jump Lists and we will address the important topic of Application ID.
Windows 7 Taskbar Behind the Scenes is one video of a series of Channel 9 videos on 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.