Windows Scenic is designed as the UI platform based on the Fluent/Ribbon GUI from the Office 2007 System. Long Zheng pointed out that the UI framework spans not only across Paint and WordPad in Windows 7 Milestone 3 Build 6780, but also on client-side components of the Windows Wave 3 suite of products. In September, Microsoft published two job listings mentioning Windows Scenic.
“Are you excited by modern user interfaces? Do you enjoy working with advanced graphics, animation and rich interactivity? Do you want to leap past MacOS and deliver industry-leading user experiences? Do you like to build platforms that are consumed across Windows and by every Windows application? Windows Scenic is a new, growing team that’s building the user experience development framework for Windows. Our first delivery is very soon, as part of next version of Windows. From there, we’re expanding to deliver core UI components to a wide range of Windows teams and to the whole software development community,” the job posting reveals. (emphasis added).