Windows Experience Index: An In-Depth Look

Windows Experience Index:  An In-Depth Look   Introduction The Windows® Experience Index is a new feature built into Windows Vista™. It is designed to help consumers understand how well Windows Vista and the software running on it will perform on a specific PC. The index achieves this by assessing the performance of the PC and…

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Audio Innovations in Windows Vista

Legal Notice This is a preliminary document and may be changed substantially prior to final commercial release of the software described herein. The information contained in this document represents the current view of Microsoft Corporation on the issues discussed as of the date of publication. Because Microsoft must respond to changing market conditions, it should…


Movie Maker and DVD Maker in Windows Vista

The other week I sat down with Program Manager Chris Hugill from the Windows Live team to discuss his involvement in the design and development of Windows Movie Maker and Windows DVD Maker, technologies found within Windows Vista that are his primary area of responsibility.  What I learned really blew me away, as I thought…

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DirectX10: The Next Generation in Gaming

Backup a second … So what is DirectX? Wikipedia says DirectX is a collection of APIs for easily handling tasks related to game programming on the Microsoft Windows operating system. It is most widely used in the development of computer games for Microsoft Windows. The DirectX SDK is available free from Microsoft. The DirectX runtime…


Windows Vista Blog Code of Conduct

Hi there, Nick here with a few words about what’s expected of you as a visitor and/or contributor to the Windows Vista blog.  I appreciate your feedback and encourage you to be candid in this forum, but want to make a few things clear up front. Types of comments I and other visitors appreciate are:…