Autumn (Fall) Update


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oneiros
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Has this gone live early? Everything looks shiny and new... ;)
#1 at 18:27:04 - 02/11/2010
ilmaestro
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What's it supposed to do?
#2 at 20:02:16 - 02/11/2010
oneiros
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Look new and shiny?

Kinect support mainly (including changing the proportions of the Avatars slightly).
#3 at 20:05:13 - 02/11/2010
ilmaestro
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Ah right, I did read about that in EDGE's Rare article last month. So nothing thrilling, basically?
#4 at 20:14:28 - 02/11/2010
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the sky player application has been updated too.
#5 at 21:02:57 - 02/11/2010
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It's pretty nice actually a lot more fluid and less clunky...some of the sound effects are a bit naff but now i'm used to it I do prefer it over the last one.
#6 at 10:43:34 - 05/11/2010
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Moving the quick launch button was silly though :D
#7 at 10:52:38 - 05/11/2010
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Hah :D Aye it should be the first one no? :P
#8 at 10:54:48 - 05/11/2010
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I'm not sure about the levels of white in the new update. It looks a bit basic and almost a step backwards.

Also, the buttons look less anti-aliased.
#9 at 11:10:52 - 05/11/2010
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Wish they'd truly given you the option to set the dash up without all the Microsoft marketing / advert bollocks kicking up every time.
#10 at 11:24:39 - 05/11/2010
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Looks like Microsoft have a think for giant screens, forgetting that people want to see a bit more. Both this and winmo 7 have done it.

Only being able to see about 3 things at once, without scrolling, doesn't really encourage me to look around much.
#11 at 11:25:34 - 05/11/2010
peej
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Yup, they definitely subscribe to the look and feel model of "three big buttons, press one and get another three"

Find it a lot in their current batch of developer tools. It doesn't seem to matter how big a screen I use at work, it's never big enough to give me just the right view of Visual Studio that I want. It always feels cluttered.
#12 at 13:08:06 - 05/11/2010
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Same with all their office stuff. All their attempts to 'streamlline' things has done is clutter it up and make it harder to use than before.
#13 at 13:34:45 - 05/11/2010

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