“Hilo” is a series of articles and sample apps that show how you can leverage the power of Windows 7, Visual Studio 2010 and Visual C++ to build high performance, responsive rich client apps. Hilo provides both source code and written guidance to help you design & develop compelling, touch-enabled Windows apps of your own. In coming weeks, we’ll be publishing a series of articles on MSDN that describe design & implementation of a set of touch-enabled Windows apps that allow you to browse, select, and work with photos & images. The articles will cover key Windows 7 technologies, describe how they’re used together to create a compelling user experience, and will detail design & implementation of apps themselves. You can read first articles here. It provides an overview of Hilo and describes goals of the articles and sample apps in the series. Initial release brings the source code set up to enable developers to test Hilo Browser app. This app implements an innovative carousel-style navigation user interface. It’s touch-enabled so you can quickly browse & select images using touch gestures.