BTB027 - Extending Your Experience to the Desktop Using Windows Sidebar
Carl Sobeski is a Software Tech Lead on the Music Client team at Yahoo! Carl specializes in user interface development and is responsible for investigating new technologies that can be utilized to deliver Yahoo! music content. Carl contributed to the development of the Yahoo! Music Engine and also worked at Musicmatch as one of the original developers and designers of the Musicmatch Jukebox.
The Windows Sidebar boosts personal productivity by enabling access to "Gadgets", a new class of customizable mini-applications. Learn how gadgets can enable you to extend your reach to the client, increasing your visibility with your customer base, while delivering ambient information and value to the end user. The gadget platform leverages standard DHTML and enables designers and developers to build gadgets that integrate with Web services, the Windows platform and applications. This comprehensive session walks through the platform and includes a how-to component where we illustrate the process of gadget development using real-world examples.