Wait, that’s a Windows Phone?!?

Yesterday was a pretty big day for Microsoft and one that I had been anticipating for a long while.  At the Mobile World Conference in Barcelona, we finally unveiled to the world what our next generation of Windows Phones will look and act like – we introduced the Windows Phone 7 Series mobile operating system…


Search It with Bing

Bing is the new Microsoft search experience and it’s live now for Canada! I’ve been using it for a while internally as Kumo. There’s already very lively conversation on Twitter about Bing. Some people like it after giving it a try and see the improvements we are making in search experience. Others are very skeptical…

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All About Mobile

As I was doing my daily reading this morning, I came across three presentations related to mobile design. BBC news today also had a article on Mobile Web experience. It seems everyone is excited about the future of mobile devices and what they can do to improve our on-the-go life style. Each of the presentation…

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Design Principles at Microsoft

Functioning Form is one of my favorite design blogs, last Friday author Luke Wroblewski summarized Design Principles from three Microsoft products: Windows 7, Office 2007, and Surface, which I reposted below. I’ve also included the MIX sessions that talk about the design thinking behind each of these products in detail. While Microsoft itself admits to…

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Guest Post: MIX09 Day 1: The “Software” in “Software + Services”

From now through the end of the MIX09 conference in Las Vegas, Rob Burke will be providing his insights from the conference on a daily basis. Robert Burke is a Toronto-based IT Consultant who’s attending his fourth MIX event this year.  By day he’s knee-deep in Microsoft User Experience technologies, including Silverlight and the Windows…

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