Microsoft Aero

From Mary Jo Foley at Microsoft Watch:

Microsoft has moved 10 of its social-computing experts from Microsoft Research onto its Windows user interface team. Will the ‘Aero’ interface be more interactive, as a result?

Social-networking technologies, including blogs, Wikis, and RSS, are likely to play a key part in the Longhorn "Aero" interface, based on a recent reorganization made by the Redmond software developer.

The social-computing group has been working with the Windows team for several years on prototyping future user-experience projects. The social-computing team included a mix of designers, developers and social psychologists focused on developing a better understanding of the individual and better ways of communicating and sharing.

Christian Buckley

Christian is a Microsoft Regional Director and Office Servers and Services MVP, the Founder & CEO of CollabTalk LLC, an independent research and technical marketing services firm based in Salt Lake City, Utah, and CMO of, a blockchain-based video technology company.