MSDN Book Club

Book Club #3: Building on the Windows 7 User Experience to Delight Your Customers

During today’s edition of the Book Club, we announced a competition to win a ticket to TechEd 2010.

We are looking for a Windows 7 Application that takes advantage of the operating system, such as the ribbon, location, touch etc. For more information, visit the MSDN Windows Development Centre. We will judge the application on inspiration, simplicity, ability to deliver the application in terms of development time and the impact it would have on your customers, partners or community.

Competition overview: Your application should work with Windows 7, and show the potential benefits of Windows 7

  • Email the following information to
    • Your name
    • Your address
    • Contact Phone Number
    • A short description of yourapplication not exceeding 150 words.
    • No more than 10 screen shots of the application showing the various Windows 7 features being used
  • Competition ends 30 April 2010 and the winner will be notified by email by 30 May 2010.

Please find the full Terms and Conditions for this competition here.

LinkedIn Partner Message from Microsoft.


Join us for this MSDN Book Club to discuss “Building on the Windows 7 User Experience to Delight Your Customers

  • When? Friday 26th March 2010 @ 12-1pm Sydney time.
  • Click here to add the event to your diary

Chosen video to review? click here to watch the TechEd video before the Book Club and come armed with questions for the team

What’s the Book Club? A regular LiveMeeting community discussion on a chosen presentation or video. This time we’ll be joined by Dave Glover, Joseph Cooney and Tatham Oddie to discuss "Building on the Windows 7 User Experience to Delight Your Customers" on Friday 26th March 2010 @ 12-1pm Sydney time.


  • 5 minutes: Speaker Introduction
  • 40 minutes: Discussion (with 3 potential points being):
    • How do I take advantage of the Windows 7 platform
    • What are the new features in VS2010 and .NET Framework 4 that allow me to light up my application on Windows 7
    • What are 3 steps to application greatness?
  • 5 minutes: Feedback and vote for next topic


·Video Link:

Building upon the Windows 7 User Experience to delight your customers

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