The folks over at Channel9 lead by self-proclaimed 'Microsoft Geek' Robert Scoble have posted some great videos as of late concerning the development of Windows Vista. The amount of work that goes into creating a software product like Vista is staggering. These videos really put into perspective the problems and challenges faced by Microsoft in developing their next generation OS.
was on the Microsoft campus a few weeks back. He's the famous guitarist
and composer, known for his founding role in the band King Crimson. So, what was he doing on campus? Recording the various sounds we'll all hear in Windows Vista."
"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. Out of all the interviews we've done this one is the most interesting
because this team has such a deep impact on how reliable, scalable,
secure, etc Windows Vista actually will be."
"Gadgets are a new category of mini-application designed to provide
information, useful lookup, or enhance an application or service on
your Windows PC or the Web. Examples might include a weather gadget
running on your desktop or on your homepage, an RSS Gadget that pulls
in your favorite feeds, or an extension of a business application
providing just-in-time status on the pulse of your business."Redesigning the Vista Audio Stack
"Much of the guts of Windows audio have been moved up into the land of
the user and this has consequences for both Windows audio developers at
the API level and for Windows at the general programmability,
reliability and stability levels."
View: Channel9: Windows Vista