It's no secret that Windows 8 has been in development for quite some time: in fact, a new build surfaced on the Internet earlier today, and earlier this year Microsoft gave a big presentation on how Windows 8 will benefit new form factors. Yet, nothing beyond that was known, until today when Stephen Sinofsky himself, the man responsible for developing Windows 8, outlined the different teams responsible for creating the system.
Windows users are probably familiar with the concept of gadgets: mini-applications that run on the desktop, often used to display important data. As most of you know, however, the technology hasn't really taken off as much as Microsoft would have hoped. Pokki is a new platform that displays mini-applications on the Windows 7 taskbar. Excited yet?