Windows 7 developer 'Song Zou' hosts Chinese TV star

Microsoft employee Song Zou, who helped develop Windows 7 features like Aero Shake hosted one of China’s most famous TV personalities Wang Han, in his Bellevue home. And he’d be talking about Windows 7 on Han’s show, “Day Day Up.” As a member of Windows 7 Desktop Experience Team, Zou worked with his team and […]

Microsoft employee Song Zou, who helped develop Windows 7 features like Aero Shake hosted one of China’s most famous TV personalities Wang Han, in his Bellevue home. And he’d be talking about Windows 7 on Han’s show, “Day Day Up.” As a member of Windows 7 Desktop Experience Team, Zou worked with his team and others for three years to develop, test and refine high-profile features such as Start menu, and new Windows 7 features such as taskbar and “the Aeros” – Aero Shake, Aero Snap, and Aero Peek. “Aero” stands for “authentic, energetic, reflective and open,” and its central graphical and user interface theme of Windows 7.

There’s been a lot of talk about the new Aero Shake feature. How does it work?

When you shake a Window (with the mouse), all of your background Windows go away. And when you shake it again, they come back. Sometimes you have a lot of clutter (on the desktop), and you just want to concentrate on exactly what you’re doing. With a shake, they go away. And when you want to go back to where you were, you shake and they all come back.

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