Microsoft Surface Week in Review

It’s been a busy week over here at Microsoft Surface. Let’s take a look at what you may have missed. People are Tweeting about our new Surface Toolkit for Windows Touch Luis was out at Interactive Displays this week collaborative interactive storytelling on Surface for education from Microsoft Research (Microsoft Research had shown pen +…


Surface SDK 1.0 SP1 supports XNA Game Studio 3.0 and later

Prior to SP1 the Surface SDK supported only XNA Game Studio 2.0, which lacked support for Visual Studio 2008.  Most people don’t know it, but our the Surface SDK 1.0 SP1 release added support for XNA Game Studio 3.0 and later.  And starting with version 3.0, XNA Game Studio supports Visual Studio 2008. Note: You…


Surface Monster Mashup and real-world objects

When we talk about what we’re doing here at Microsoft Surface, there are several attributes that come to mind. Sometimes for those who haven’t been exposed to a lot of touch and multi-touch, it seems like all touch is the same. Here’s a crash course to bring you up to speed. Two Important Attributes One…


Live from PDC: Day Two

More Surface goodness at PDC today. Most folks in the booth today were buzzing about the news we made regarding the broad availability of the SDK, the new controls and the contest winner. In the event you missed the details scroll down the blog and check out Eric’s recap and if you’re at PDC swing…


Mystery revealed. More Surface at PDC to come!

I promised a better look at the picture I posted earlier today. Here it is. It’s actually a monster. Yes, a monster on Microsoft Surface. He’s part of the demo we’re showing on stage at our PDC session, 11:30am Thursday at Petree Hall C. Be sure not to miss out, because this is only half…


Broad availability of the Surface SDK WE and Touch First contest winner

Microsoft Surface has really experienced positive momentum in the past year. At last year’s PDC we had 60 Microsoft Surface partners and in just one year that number has grown to more than 250 active partners. Our customer roster has expanded since PDC 2008 to include brands such as Hard Rock International, Barclays Bank and…


A Surface mystery. What is it?

What is this picture of, and what does it have to do with Microsoft Surface? I promise I won’t keep you in the dark for long. Check back after 11am Pacific today and I’ll fill you in on the complete picture. – Eric


Live from LA: Day One with the Surface Team at PDC

Surface was back in action at PDC for another round of heady developer talks, loads of Surface Q&A time in the booth and a steady stream of folks still amazed at what this technology can do and the implications it has for Microsoft’s future with NUI products.  Once again our dev team is on hand to show off some of the latest…


Surface Blog Week In Review

Here’s a recap of what we talked about this week in the Microsoft Surface blog. Microsoft Surface at PDC 2009 Vodafone deploys Microsoft Surface in over 60 stores in 7 countries Microsoft Surface SDK WE now available to MSDN Subscribers Microsoft Surface experience at the Hard Rock Cafe coming to PDC Next week is PDC….


Microsoft Surface @ Hard Rock Cafe coming to PDC

I’ve confirmed that we’ll have the complete suite of applications from the Hard Rock Cafe installed on one of the Microsoft Surface units at our PDC ‘09 booth next week. That means that if you’re in attendance, you’ll be able to check out the Memorabilia and other Hard Rock branded apps. Make sure to see…