Police Department Protects Citizens … with Windows 7

Pat Weikle, who is an Architect Evangelist on my team, just blogged about some great work he was a part of: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/publicsector/archive/2010/07/08/police-department-protects-citizens-of-vernon-hills-illinois-with-windows-7.aspx Here’s a blurb from the official case study: “The Vernon Hills Police Department wanted to support the work of its field officers by installing in-vehicle video recording systems in police cars. After evaluating…


Tanagram Partners: Making multi-touch easier with touch.codeplex.com

Our Ch.9 Interview with Tanagram Partners on http://touch.codeplex.com was published.  Check it out! http://bit.ly/Ch9TanagramTouch “The APIs in WPF4 plus the Surface Toolkit for Windows Touch make building common touch scenarios easy. However, implementing many of the same touch scenarios using WPF3.5SP1 or Silverlight 3/4 involves writing a fair bit more code. Furthermore, the touch APIs…


NOW AVAILABLE: Surface Toolkit for Windows Touch

Check out the video: https://channel9.msdn.com/posts/LarryLarsen/Surface-Toolkit-for-Windows-Touch/ Download the SDK: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=801907a7-b2dd-4e63-9ff3-8a2e63932a74 For those of you who don’t read the readme… One of the samples uses XNA.  The toolkit installer will not install XNA.  You will need to do that yourself.  Either install the tools or just the redist.  Your call: Microsoft XNA Game Studio 3.1 Microsoft XNA…


Multi-Touch Dev Dinner this week in Reston, Va

In case you missed it through the DevDinner tag on my team blog (official place for Developer Dinner posts), MSDN Flash, or http://communitymegaphone.com… Timezone: Eastern Time Start Time: 2/24/2010 6:00:00 PM End Time: 2/24/2010 8:00:00 PM Title: Microsoft Developer Dinner: Hands-on Natural User Interfaces: Multi-touch development with Silverlight and WPF 4 Description: The Natural User…


SCREENCAST: Implementing Single Touch Gestures with MouseGestureTrigger

A common need for Windows 7 touch user interfaces is to react to a touch gesture.  In this screencast, I demonstrate a very simple and easy way to interpret single touch gestures using MouseGestureTrigger from the Expression Blend Samples. To learn more about Behaviors, Triggers, and Actions mentioned in the screencast, visit http://tinyurl.com/TriggersActionsBehaviors.  If you…


Announcing touch.codeplex.com

UPDATE: You can follow tanagram on twitter @tanagram https://twitter.com/tanagram.  One of the things I have been trying to do this year is encourage / kick start partners to create useful CodePlex projects.  I’ve been digging into Windows 7 multi-touch since it was announced at PDC08.  As the managed (.NET) APIs available for WPF 3.5 SP1, Silverlight, and…


Bing Maps 3D, WPF, and Windows 7 MultiTouch

Have you seen the Microsoft Surface Globe application in the Microsoft Touch Pack for Windows 7?  There are plenty of videos of the app in action on YouTube: http://tinyurl.com/YouTubeSurfaceGlobe. Would you like to build an app like this yourself?  Thanks to InfoStrat.VE, you can! Josh Blake just announced the R2 release of InfoStrat.VE.  Amongst other…


Surface Toolkit for Windows Touch

Robert Levy from the Surface team and Anson Tsao from the WPF team gave a great session on: Multi-Touch on Microsoft Surface and Windows 7 for .NET Developers The session is definitely worth watching if you are interested in building multi-touch apps on Windows 7.  In the session, they announced the Surface Toolkit for Windows…


Silverlight touch just got easier

I’ve been waiting for this to happen!  The Surface team ported their Manipulation and Inertia APIs to Silverlight 3+.  They’ve made them available for download at: http://tinyurl.com/SurfaceManipSilverlight This is a must have set of APIs if you are interested in building multi-touch solutions on Windows 7 with Silverlight 3+.


Tallahassee follow up

Thanks for taking the time to attend our developer day!  For resources from my Windows 7 for .NET Developers session, see this post: http://tinyurl.com/Win7DevDinner The two decks and the GuestBook demo I used for the Windows/SQL Azure session are from the Windows Azure Training Kit: http://tinyurl.com/WindowsAzureTrainingKit The two helpful tools I demonstrated for SQL azure…