The Panel was a Microsoft website dedicated to the creation and distribution of showcase applications based on the Windows Presentation Foundation for the Microsoft Windows Vista operating system. The release of UniveRSS, a 3D RSS feed reader created by the website, was reported by various technology websites. The Panel also released several Gadgets for Microsoft's now defunct Windows Live service and for the Windows Sidebar in Windows Vista.
A list of third-party WPF-based applications was maintained by the website, including: the New York Times Reader, NoteScraps, Yahoo! Messenger for Windows Vista, and Windows Vista Magazine. The website also listed The North Face In-Store Explorer shown at PDC 2005—to be experienced in The North Face stores—and the Microsoft Calendar Printing Assistant for Outlook 2007.
- Microsoft. "The Panel - Creating front end experiences"
- Oiaga, Marius. (November 29, 2006). "Introducing Windows Vista's UniveRSS"
- Vaes, Ambroos. (December 4, 2006). "UniveRSS, a 3D RSS Reader from Microsoft for Windows Vista"
- Microsoft. "WPF Cornucopia - A selection of WPF-based applications"