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Building Bing Smart Search for Windows 8.1

By Brandon LeBlanc

This blog post is part of a series of guest posts we’re publishing this week from different people in groups across Microsoft who helped us build Windows – BrandonMy name is Kieran Snyder, and I’m a Group Program Manager in… Read more

Engineering Xbox Music for Windows 8.1

By Brandon LeBlanc

This blog post is part of a series of guest posts we’re publishing this week from different people in groups across Microsoft who helped us build Windows – BrandonHey all, Alex Garden I’m the general manager for Xbox MVR, which… Read more

Windows 8 Previewed at D9

By Brandon LeBlanc

At the D9 conference today, Windows and Windows Live President Steven Sinofsky joined Walt Mossberg on stage to discuss more about the future of And Steven brought Corporate Vice President of Windows Program Management, Julie Larson-Green with him to show… Read more

How we designed the default background in Windows 7

By Brandon LeBlanc

Channel 9’s Larry Larsen pinged me earlier today to let me know of a video they just posted to Channel 9 on the default background in Windows Larry was able to talk to Denise Trabona who is a Senior UX… Read more

How we really designed the look and feel of Windows 7

By Brandon LeBlanc

An inaccurate quote has been floating around the Internet today about the design origins of Windows 7 and whether its look and feel was “borrowed” from Mac OS   Unfortunately this came from a Microsoft employee who was not involved… Read more

Windows Live Calendar Gets To Do List & New UI

By Brandon LeBlanc

As was announced yesterday - the Windows Live Calendar Beta was to be upgraded today starting at 3pm Pacific And it seems the upgrade is almost complete as folks are beginning to take notice when they log in to Windows… Read more