Windows 7 Device Stage: R.I.P.

יום שישי, ינואר 1, 2010

Those of you who have been following my blog closely (even those of you who don’t read Hebrew), know that there’s one particular feature of Windows 7 which I was overtly excited about. That feature is the much anticipated and eventually disappointing “Device Stage”. Device Stage was supposed to be this window that pops up when you connect a device to your computer. Any device. The Window’s icon would be a photo-realistic icon of that device, and the stage would allow you to sync files, see battery and memory status, and even upgrade firmware and change ringtones....

Device Stage: Is it too soon to worry?

יום ראשון, אוגוסט 16, 2009

Ever since it’s announcement by Microsoft, my favorite feature of Windows 7 was “Device Stage”. The idea of being able to use any device I wanted with Windows without the need for heavy and broken 3rd party software was very appealing to me, and the concept seemed not only necessary, but also very overdue. The thing is, that as builds advanced and Windows 7 got bigger and better, Device Stage somehow lost focus. I was starting to get worried, and so I addressed some people in the Beta team about it. This is a conversation I had with a...