Win 7 Tip: Device Stage Gadget Interface Is Gorgeous (When Supported!)

Device Stage is a set of baked-in icons and menus for printers, cameras, phones, etc. that wait for the moment when you plug something in. Recognition comes fast and smooth—provided the gadget is supported. UPDATE » 1/23/09 10:00am 1/23/09 10:00am

Microsoft's Guided Tour of the Windows 7 Taskbar

As we pointed out in our Windows 7 walkthrough » 11/03/08 5:00pm 11/03/08 5:00pm, one of the biggest improvements to the UI is the taskbar. It is hard to explain new features like "Peek" and how the functionality of the taskbar has evolved without actually showing you how it works—so this video should do a lot to clear things up. All-in-all it looks…

Windows 7 Taskbar, 'Peek' and Multitouch Gestures Caught On Video

Our in-depth preview of Windows 7 » 10/29/08 9:50am 10/29/08 9:50am mentioned a few major features that didn't quite make it into the copy we tested, but the wily crew at Chilean site have caught a more advanced build on (sickeningly shaky) video. Most notably, the long hands-on shows off the new dock-esque taskbar, with decent task grouping,…