Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.
Microsoft Introduces Windows SideShow, Microsoft Gadgets and more
Posted on 14-Sep-2005 11:34 | Tags Filed under: News


Microsoft Introduces Windows SideShow, Microsoft Gadgets and more
Microsoft is entering the widgets arena. The new build of Windows Vista, the company's upcoming client OS previously codenamed Longhorn, introduces the Windows Sidebar and more features that will certainly appeal to all types of users.

Windows Sidebar will host the new Windows Gadgets, mini-applications designed to provide information or enhance an application or service on your Windows PC or the Web.

Yes, you know it pretty much like the Mac OS X and Konfabulator (now part of Yahoo!).

Examples might include a weather gadget running on your desktop or on your homepage, an RSS Gadget that pulls in your favorite feeds, or an extension of a business application providing just-in-time status on the pulse of your business.

Gadgets will be available for Windows Sidebar, Start.com and Windows SideShow.

Microsoft Windows Sideshow is a a new platform in Microsoft Windows Vista that developers can use to write gadgets that extend their applications to a range of display devices. Some of the display devices will be integrated into computers; others will appear on peripheral devices.

Windows Sideshow can be integrated into a display embedded in a laptop lid, a display in a keyboard or even a Smartphone.

The company is also introducing the Microsoft Max, a peer-to-peer slideshow application based on its new presentation foundation, WinFX.

The downside? Windows Sidebar, Microsoft Gadgets and Windows Sideshow are only available on Microsoft Windows Vista, to be release in 2006. Developers can start working on this now though, through SDKs and preview versions available from the MSDN website.







comments powered by Disqus


Trending now »

Hot discussions in our forums right now:

Bombing at Manchester concert, 19 dead
Created by Rikkitic, last reply by Rikkitic on 28-May-2017 19:06 (174 replies)
Pages... 10 11 12


Tax Cuts
Created by tdgeek, last reply by MikeAqua on 30-May-2017 15:50 (138 replies)
Pages... 8 9 10


How much power do you use?
Created by tchart, last reply by jofajafa on 30-May-2017 17:00 (65 replies)
Pages... 3 4 5


The President Of The USA: Donald Trump
Created by TimA, last reply by frankv on 29-May-2017 09:55 (4373 replies)
Pages... 290 291 292


Tipping? Please no!
Created by BlueShift, last reply by cddt on 27-May-2017 10:10 (104 replies)
Pages... 5 6 7


Phone Shopping Guide - $500 budget, Android 7 (as close to stock as possible)
Created by nzkiwiman, last reply by rb99 on 30-May-2017 16:02 (19 replies)
Pages... 2


NZ Herald - Internet providers have backdoor access to customers' modems
Created by RunningMan, last reply by Stu on 30-May-2017 13:02 (52 replies)
Pages... 2 3 4


Molemaps and recommended plastic surgeons for removal.
Created by Paul1977, last reply by MikeAqua on 29-May-2017 14:05 (13 replies)