Event Summary: Windows 7 for Geeks

20th March 2010, we organized first user group event of 2010 “Windows 7 for Geeks” at Microsoft Innovation Center, Karachi, Pakistan. We were please to see house full. Thank you all for taking out time to attend the event “Windows 7 for Geeks”.

Overall agenda:

  • Windows 7 Intro and The New Efficiency
  • Windows 7 Features
    • Taskbar
    • Jump List
    • Aero Peak and Tab preview
    • Power Management
  • Windows 7 Touch Demo
  • Programming Windows 7
    • API Code Pack
      • Custom Jump Programming
      • Overlay Icon
      • Progress

The event started with the talk on Windows 7 overview, importance of User Experience and the concept of “The New Efficiency” by Adil Mughal. The speaker discussed that in recent years one thing is primarily focused i.e. user experience and why it is important for your application to utilize capabilities of Windows 7 using API. The speaker also talked about “The New Efficiency” and what does it mean by optimized desktop, optimized server, unified communication and business security.

We then moved to the Windows 7 touch demo by Imran Hussain. Imran demonstrated some cool multi-touch capabilities of Windows 7 including letter recognition, zoom in and out etc. The attendees seems to be very excited looking at the touch capabilities and perhaps it was really exciting stuff.


Followed by Imran, Taimur Asad started talking about Windows 7 API Code Pack available for Managed developers and demonstrated how to program your application to utilize windows 7 features such as Progress Bar in Taskbar Icon, Icon overlay and Jump List.

At the end of Taimur’s talk, Adil resumed on Power Management in Windows 7 and why your application should be energy efficient as well.  Finally in the end there was a lucky draw for Windows 7 Ultimate 🙂 We also distributed two Windows 7 caps and 8 certification discount vouchers (Thanks to Live Tech Pro for vouchers) followed by refreshments.

Winner of Windows 7 Ultimate

After refreshment, we had 15 minutes small discussion with volunteers to encourage them in participating and/or organizing user group activities. Once again we would like to thank every single one of you for attending the event. We look forward to meet you in future events. We would also like to thank Microsoft Pakistan and Microsoft Innovation Center [Karachi] Team for providing us accommodation and special treatment on weekends as well.


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