Channel9.msdn.com sits down with Director of Development for Windows Shell at Microsoft, Ales Holecek, for an interview about Windows Vista Shell. Ales spends most of the time answering a single, broad question: What is the Windows Vista Shell?
Channel9 references, "of course, you can't talk about Windows Vista shell without talking about UAC (User Account Control), Windows Explorer, Aero, Desktop Search, and, for developers, the improved Shell APIs".
Ales begins with general Windows Shell definition as an application that runs on top of the kernel and gets started once the user logs on. It controls everything...from user's desktop to windows management!
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