Category Archives: Microsoft

UI information regarding Microsoft, including the Microsoft GUI, Usability and related software

Windows 7 UI changes

Excellent and indepth look at the changes made to the UI of Windows 7 between Windows 7 beta to Windows 7 release candidate over at arstechnica. I must say that these UI reviews by arstechnica are quite complete.

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Office 2010 technical previews screenshots

Nice little story over at ArsTechnica showing the Office 2010 technical preview screenshots that have been leaked. They mention one of the biggest changes being the blue orb is no longer a menu, it opens up a dialogue. It seems … Continue reading

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Expression Blend 3 preview

Its now available: http://blogs.msdn.com/expression/archive/2009/03/18/download-expression-blend-3-preview.aspx Haven’t got much to say about it yet as I am just downloading it as I type this.

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Interesting Microsoft video

Interesting because of the subject matter but also because of the UI work done. I can’t see all their visions working in the near future, but some things we are already seeing today. <object width=”400″ height=”220″><param name=”allowfullscreen” value=”true” /><param name=”allowscriptaccess” … Continue reading

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Microsoft SecondLight

SecondLight can project images and detect gestures above the display meaning the UI is no longer bound to the display surface.  It also supports multitouch gestures on the surface. More at http://www.research.microsoft.com/sendev

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Tips & tricks for Expression Blend 2

See how Expression Blend can be used to design user interfaces for the desktop and the Web using both Windows Presentation Foundation and Microsoft Silverlight 2. Learn how to design consistently for both technologies and how the resulting XAML provides elegant workflow between developers and designers. Continue reading

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