It’s been a little over a year since I started working on the Windows Desktop developer center and boy has it been hard work! We have delivered a number of exciting changes to the center and as I have referenced these changes rather randomly, I thought it would be interesting to summarize them all. But, before we dive into this, consider where we started: the Windows Developer center launch for Windows 7. This release added the existing look and feel to the center along with a number of content refreshes to reflect the new APIs and features introduced with Windows 7.
After the Windows 7 release, we drove the following content updates and changes to the center:
- We published Hilo and the DirectCompute lecture series.
- Shortly after the Hilo release, we made significant updates to the Power Management learning path and the Accessibility learning path.
- We added the Browse by resource pages to the center.
- Updates to social – we started the Windows Developer Twitter account and our old Facebook page, which become the new Windows Developer Facebook tab
- We updated search for the center to address scoping to desktop development.
- We kicked off the Windows Desktop developer center reorganization effort.
- We updated the Windows Desktop developer guide.
And here we are today! We’re heads down on reorganizing our content still but hopefully in the coming weeks we will begin delivering updates to make our content more discoverable and better for getting developers coding!