Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 31st Oct 2008 14:47 UTC
Windows Yes, we're still on the subject of Windows 7's user interface overhaul. We know what's going to change, we know what it looks like, but there's one important question that has not really been given much stage time: why? At PDC, one session was dedicated to just that question. Speaking is Chaitanya Sareen [.wmv], part of the windows user interface team. He'll place the changes in Windows 7 into context, talk about Windows' user interface history, and he'll explain why certain changes were made. An interesting insight into the goals of the Windows 7 interface.
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RE: "Early and often"
by google_ninja on Fri 31st Oct 2008 15:29 UTC in reply to ""Early and often""
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Software development process is something I am absolutely fascinated by. It may seem like MS is copying open source, but this is an example of how MS is currently getting dragged into the agile world.

http://agilemanifesto.org/principles.html

If you read that, you will see how open source has influenced the rest of the industry.

I would love to go on and on about how MS is stuck in practices and processes that were forward thinking 5-10 years ago, and how they are desperately trying to adapt to what a larger and larger contingent of their customer base is demanding from them, but this is already pretty off topic ;-) The fact we are hearing this from Sinofsky though is another sign of hope for the company.

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