... and if you thought the first one, Engineering Windows 7, wasn’t long-winded and boring enough for you, wait ‘till you get a load of this one. It’s called The Windows 7 Blog for Developers. Sounds exciting!
Welcome to the first post of a new Windows 7 blog. This blog will mainly focus on the development aspects of Windows 7 by providing valuable content for developers. We shell call this blog “The Windows 7 Blog for Developers”. By valuable content we mean that this blog will be a “one stop shop” on the road to get yourself familiar with what Windows 7 has to offer for developers and how you can “Light-Up” using Windows 7 features in your application.
With your help, this blog should evolve to become some sort of Windows 7 developer content index. If you are looking to write some code using one of Windows 7 new features, you should find some reference to that topic in this blog. If you don’t find it, please feel free to comment and we’ll try to pick the subject as quick as possible. In case you have content you want to share, ping us so we can write a post and reference your content.
You can also expect this blog to have lots of code samples, and cool demo showcasing some Window 7’s new features. You can also expect this blog to have Web Cast with different people from different parts of the Windows organization. With that in mind, some Windows folks have their own blogs which we will try to keep track and listing all the important Windows 7 content posted on these blogs.
Finally, this blog is part of an effort to highlight Windows 7 development story, a story that for some reason got lost with Windows Vista. As part of the Windows 7 Evangelism team and as developers, we hope, together with you and the rest of the community will be able to create an open and direct dialog about developing for Windows 7.
OK, so this will be interesting to a certain crowd. But if you’re looking for more in-depth looks at, say, how Windows 7 actually looks and works, stay tuned. I’ll be starting up a Windows 7 Feature Focus series as soon as I have the first pre-beta build in my hands next week. If Microsoft can’t stop boring people about Windows 7, maybe I can drum up something a little more interesting.