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 members Chaitanya Sareen, Trish Miner, Stephan Hoefnagels as we present the new Windows 7 Taskbar functionality and motivations. This video shows what is new in the Windows 7 desktop and taskbar, and the common user tasks and scenarios we are simplifying.
The Windows 7 Taskbar Overview 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 post. For more technical content on Windows 7, along with a few cool code samples, go to the 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.