Ken Spencer, Surface, and three questions…

Ken Spencer of Solid Quality Mentors is one of the most respected authorities on Microsoft development technologies and I had the chance to chat with him at PDC to talk about Surface… Steve Seow: Was PDC 2008 the first time you got a close-up glimpse of the Microsoft Surface? What was the first thing that…

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Discount pricing on Surface in the US extended

At PDC we announced special pricing for Microsoft Surface. We’ve now extended that pricing through the end of November. It’s a great discount for those developers who got their hands on the SDK at PDC and are now looking to run those applications on the full hardware. See the US order form or go to…

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Stimulant’s Tone Grid

I was recently visiting at our Microsoft partner Stimulant. These guys have been working with Surface for a while now, and bring a San Francisco to the mix. The first demo I have is of Tone Grid. Josh says it’s a music sequencer inspired by games like Electroplankton for the DS and the fun sequencer…

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TGIF with Holograms

If it wasn’t Friday, I don’t know what we’d do! We sometimes get a little extra energy and need to let it out. Today was one of those days. After a few watercooler conversations about holograms earlier in the week, we got to thinking. The video below is the result.

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Surface in the Code Magazine podcast

I got to spend a few minutes talking with Markus Egger from Code Magazine during PDC.  You can listen in on that conversation at the end of their latest podcast: http://www.code-magazine.com/codecast/ Markus also told me that they just got their developer Surface today 🙂  I’m looking forward to seeing what they do with it and having Surface development covered in…

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IdentityMine Surface apps at PDC 2008

While at the PDC 2008 showcase, I stopped by the IdentityMine booth to see what they had cooked up on Microsoft Surface and the touch-enabled Win7. There’s a great application they created for the hospitality industry that lets you take photos with a digital camera, and wi-fi sync that with Surface. It uses a wi-fi…

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Surface, your end-users, and you.

I am finally back in quiet Maple Valley, WA, after spending five days in LA meeting and chatting with developers at wildly successful PDC 2008. I was at the conference to interview as many developers, architects, and other IT professionals as my voicebox would allow. First, let me say that PDC, as always, was geekdom at its height–and…

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Bryan & Charles

[This is a guest blog post written by Bryan Beatty about one of his PDC experiences.  Bryan is a dev on the SDK team responsible for things such as the SurfaceInkCanvas and TagVisualizer controls.  If you participated in one of our Hands on Labs at PDC, you probably met Bryan and experienced his unparalleled enthusiasm…

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