The Windows Sidebar Team has launched their very own blog called "Gadget Corner." Here, team members take turns writing blog posts addressing topics relevant to Windows Sidebar and desktop Gadgets.
Windows Sidebar Program Manager Brian Teutsch has recently made a post outlining security within the Sidebar. Windows Sidebar actually interacts with User Access Control (UAC) and other security features in Windows Vista to ensure that desktop Gadgets used with Windows Sidebar do not compromise a user's PC (would you believe it even works with Parental Controls?). Brian discusses in great detail the measures involved in keeping Windows Sidebar and its Gadgets safe for the Windows Vista user.
For system administrators, Brian's post also discusses the use of Group Policies to keep Windows Sidebar secure in a corporate environment in which these are implemented.
Keep your eyes peeled for upcoming posts from the Sidebar Team on their new blog!