Understanding the Feature Design Process at Microsoft

Yet another fantastic post from Vinny Pasceri, Program Manager for the Windows Shell Team, appears over at the Windows Shell blog.  Vinny sheds some light on what is involved in the feature design process here at Microsoft.  He separates the process into three different parts:  Page 1, The Spec and Building the Feature.  Definitely a…

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Update on Ability to Mute the Windows Vista Start-up Sound

We heard you loud and clear when it came to discussing our plans to include a default start-up sound that plays as you boot-up Windows Vista:  you said you wanted to have the opportunity to mute it if and when you felt it necessary.  Your collective voice truly made a difference in this matter, as…

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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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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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