Our MSDN forum has moved!

Those who regularly frequent our MSDN forum might have noticed a big change in recent days: we’ve been migrated over to the new “Forums 3.0” platform!  This new platform contains a number of exciting improvements which should make your overall experience much better–and yes, it still lets you post questions and answers to get help…


Windows SideShow Bitmap Driver released on CodePlex!

The SideShow team is excited to announce the Windows SideShow Bitmap Driver! This is an open source project that we are hosting on CodePlex: http://www.codeplex.com/SideShowBitmap   We have provided source code for a Driver and a Simulator. This solution renders pages on a computer and sends bitmap images to the SideShow-compatible device, so the device…


Windows SideShow Device SDK for .NET Micro Framework 3.0 Beta now available

The SideShow team is proud to announce the beta release of the Windows SideShow Device SDK For .NET Micro Framework 3.0!   This SDK provides a new, touch-based SideShow interface for devices running the .NET Micro Framework 3.0, plus libraries and samples for creating your own applications, themes, gadget types and more.  The touch UI…


Media Center Gadgets for SideShow Released! – Available on the Windows Live Gallery

Today the RTM release of the Windows Media Center Gadgets for Windows SideShow is available on the Windows Live Gallery!   Download locations: Install the 32-bit version Install the 64-bit version   4 gadgets are included: ·         TV:  Browse the program guide, schedule recordings, and browse and play back recorded TV shows ·         Music:  Browse…


Come visit us at WinHEC 2008 in Los Angeles, CA

After our busy burst of software releases earlier this year, don’t take the recent relative quiet as a sign that things are slowing down.  In fact, we’ve been extremely busy getting a few surprises ready to unveil at WinHEC, which is coming up in just a few short weeks!  If you’re already planning to attend WinHEC…


Learn how to build SideShow-compatible devices and drivers at Driver DevCon (DDC) 2008

Interested in learning more about how to use the new Universal Driver for Windows SideShow, or how to build a device driver to SideShow-enable your existing devices?  If so, you may want to attend Microsoft Windows Driver Developer Conference 2008 (September 29 – October 1, 2008 in Seattle, WA).  Come and meet the experts, and…


Announcing Media Center Gadgets for SideShow Release Candidate!

Greetings!Download the Release Candidate build of the Windows Media Center Gadgets for Windows SideShow here:Download If you have not joined this program you can join with this link: http://connect.microsoft.com/InvitationUse.aspx?ProgramID=2380&SiteID=312&InvitationID=GPB-79MM-RFJ2 Please install this build and provide feedback. The final release will be posted to the Windows Live Gallery in the near future.While you are there, check…


Let the (trademark) bugs bite: updated SideShow usage guidelines

There comes a time in every trademark’s life where it either returns back to the public domain, or takes the leap into registered status.  To that end, I now introduce you to the new and improved Windows® SideShow®!  Yes, SideShow is now an officially registered trademark, and to commemorate the occasion we’ve gone and revised…


Last chance to enter your gadget to win a trip to CA and a Dell XPS420!

Just a friendly reminder that the Gadget Development Contest for Windows SideShow entry period ends this coming Friday, July 18, at 11:59pm PDT, so be sure to get your entries finished and submitted before then!  We want to see what you can do! – Dan


Windows Media Center Gadgets for Windows SideShow Beta!

We’re excited to announce the Beta release of the Media Center Gadgets for Windows SideShow! Click the following link to join our open Microsoft Connect program for the Media Center Gadget Beta:http://connect.microsoft.com/InvitationUse.aspx?ProgramID=2380&SiteID=312&InvitationID=GPB-79MM-RFJ2 (This link can be used only once. Login to Microsoft Connect after joining to access this program.) You can use these gadgets from any…