For those who may be finding the Engineering Windows 7 blog a little ... theoretical ... for their tastes, there's a new Microsoft-backed Windows 7 blog that's just started up.
The Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) "Windows 7 Blog for Developers" is just what it's name indicates, according to the first post, dated October 23.
"This blog will mainly focus on the development aspects of Windows 7 by providing valuable content for developers....By valuable content we mean that this blog will be a 'one stop shop' on the road to get yourself familiar with what Windows 7 has to offer for developers and how you can 'Light-Up' using Windows 7 features in your application."
Poster "J" admitted that the new blog is meant to address a piece of the market Microsoft has neglected with Vista. From the post:
"(T)his blog is part of an effort to highlight Windows 7 development story, a story that for some reason got lost with Windows Vista. As part of the Windows 7 Evangelism team and as developers, we hope, together with you and the rest of the community will be able to create an open and direct dialog about developing for Windows 7."
Microsoft also has started another Windows 7-related blog, known as the Springboard Series blog, which it is aiming at IT professionals. According to the first post on that site by Windows Client IT Pro Director Celine Allee, the Windows client division will use this site to help business users make sense of "the speculation out there."
(Thanks to Bink.nu for the pointer to the Windows 7 Developer blog.)