Examples of Fit-and-Finish in Build 5728

In Build 5728, we got to see examples of the kind of fit-and-finish the Windows Shell Team is making to Windows Vista as they progress toward RTM. I’d like to show you a few that I found. I imagine there is quite a bit more. In “Computer”, you will notice that the “System Properties” and…

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Putting the Final Touches on Windows Vista's "Fit-and-Finish"

Over at the Windows Shell blog, Program Manager Vinny Pasceri explains the balance necessary to be struck in order to complete the UI polish, or “fit-and-finish”, of Windows Vista’s UI.  Questions like “will it affect the user’s habits in a bad way?” must always be faced when changing any part of the user interface –…

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RC1 CPP Now Available to General Public

A quick update on CPP status:   Windows Vista RC1 is now publicly available.  This means that 32- and 64-bit downloads for all three languages (English, German, and Japanese) are live.  If you did not receive and email in the previous wave, you can now both download the ISO image and request a product key…

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Windows Client Team Launches the Windows Shell Blog

The Windows Shell Team, responsible for Windows’ core user interface, has launched a blog called shell: revealed.  This new site has blogs from several team members and also includes galleries and a forum to discuss Windows shell-related topics, such as Windows Aero and organization. If you are one of those who is concerned with the…

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