Microsoft has just published a draft version of their new Vista icon design tutorial. Definitely a must-know for everyone involved in the process of software design.
Even now the tutorial is quite comprehensive (especially compared to Apple’s guide with a little of useful info), but some graphics is blocky (nearest neighbor resampling, oh no…) plus some there’re certain problems with text parts on images. An excellent document nevertheless!
As you may also notice, Vista icons try to balance between a photorealistic Aqua style and “dummy”-like XP. I don’t personally like the whole their icon set, but some icons are interesting.
P.S.: does anyone know, who worked on Vista icons this time? Before there used to be IconFactory, who has made a classic XP style.