Energy efficiency is a common theme you’ve heard from us on this blog. From our work in Windows 7 and Windows 2008 to make improvements in power management and energy efficiency, our goal in our own products is to make continual progress. Along the journey, we’ve learned much about energy efficiency, including various ways to improve it but also by identifying some of the challenges associated with making progress in this area. One area of power management we believe needs greater attention in our own Windows ecosystem is in the fundamental design and development of software applications for Windows. Today we are pleased to release a set of resources, best practices and tools for software developers to help better understand power management’s role in software application design.