Windows SideShow featured in MSDN Magazine (and other blogs)

In the January 2007 issue of MSDN Magazine, SideShow gets front page billing thanks to a great article by Jeffrey Richter on writing gadgets in managed code!  This piece is a companion guide to the managed API he’s developed, and which we will be releasing shortly.  I promise. To whet your appetite for this elusive…

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Download the SideShow Hands-on-Lab!

Want to build your own gadget without having to write any real code?  Sure, that may be cheating, but if you just want to get a feel for what it takes to write a gadget (it’s not hard), go download our Getting Started with Windows SideShow (C++) lab and follow the instructions.  This lab will…

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Dr. Neil’s Route Finder gadget

Our good friend Dr. Neil has put together a few demo Sidebar/SideShow gadgets, one of which is a cool Route Finder gadget using Virtual Earth technology!  It’s a little rough around the edges, but it’s pretty cool, and shows how easy it is to write a combined Sidebar/SideShow gadget using JScript.  You can download the…

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Missed the webcast? You can watch it on-demand!

If you were not able to make the webcast I did on Tuesday, you can now watch it on-demand at any time!  Here’s the URL: http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?EventID=1032314753&EventCategory=5&culture=en-US&CountryCode=US I know a lot of folks are anxiously awaiting our managed API, and I want to let you know that we’re working on it.  Stay tuned here for updates on…

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MSDN Webcast: Creating Gadgets for Windows SideShow in Windows Vista

Can’t make it to TechEd: Developers or MobileConnections and want to learn how to build gadgets for Windows SideShow?  I’ll be doing a webcast on November 28, 2006 at 10am PST on MSDN and show you what you need to know to get started.  I haven’t yet finalized my slides, but I can tell you this…

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Windows SideShow @ TechEd: Developers

I’m heading off on a small European tour this weekend to spread the joys of SideShow, with the highlight being a couple sessions at TechEd: Developers in Barcelona, Spain!  If you’re attending the conference, come by to say hello and learn some new things about SideShow.  Here’s the relevant info: DEV357: Using Windows SideShow, Thu…

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Going to DigitalLife in NYC? Come say hello!

Ziff Davis’ DigitalLife event is going on October 12-15 at the Javits Center in New York.  I’ll be there in the Microsoft booth showing off Windows SideShow–so stop by to say hello and get a demo!  I just might have a new device or two to show off…you’ll have to come by to see for…

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Check out the Windows SideShow Gallery on live.com

Last Tuesday, September 26, we quietly released our brand new Windows SideShow Gallery on gallery.live.com!  This is going to be the spot to share and download gadgets for Windows SideShow.  Go ahead and upload something you’ve created, we’d love to see it!  Also, keep an eye out for new gadgets on the gallery; we’ll be…

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Yes, we’re still here!

All you avid readers must have noticed things have been pretty quiet around here lately–so I want to assure you that we’re still here!  Sriram has, unfortunately, left Microsoft, so I’m taking over the blog to share with you all the latest and greatest news about Windows SideShow.  Who am I, you may ask?  If…

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