Developing an installer for your Surface application

Many folks have asked me in the past how to build an installer for their Surface application.  I recommend using Windows Installer XML to do this because it is a free and powerful production quality installer toolset.  To get folks started I have put together a sample solution with an installer project that solves some common problems like supporting…

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New gameplay video with D&D on Surface

Whether or not you’re into Dungeons & Dragons, this story just keeps getting better. The team at the Entertainment Technology Center has come out with new video showing Microsoft Surface with their SurfaceScapes D&D project. This latest video brilliantly takes you through how the game mechanics work. Keep in mind that this isn’t a product…

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SurfaceScapes Follow-up: Bringing D&D to Microsoft Surface

Back in October, we reported (and nearly every other online tech/game publication) on Dungeons & Dragon’s being brought to Microsoft Surface. It took the internet by storm with a three and a half minute video. It wasn’t a full-fledged product from Wizards of the Coast. This was a student project from Carnegie Mellon University to…

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Holland America adds Surface to several ships in its new Mix lounge

Holland America is adding Microsoft Surface to Mix, its new lounge venue. According to the press release, issued this morning, the ms Veendam is in full operation, then ms Rotterdam by mid-December followed by three additional ships. While you’re enjoying your leisurely cruise, you can play games and listen to music on Surface while relaxing…

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Don’t miss out..

Here are a few items on Microsoft Surface you may have missed this week*. New Book: Developing for Microsoft Surface nsquared has released the first book for developers and designers on Microsoft Surface. Video: Microsoft Surface PDC09 session If you missed our session at PDC on multi-touch for Microsoft Surface and Windows 7 for .NET…

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New Book: Developing for Microsoft Surface

The people over at nsquared have released the first book for developers and designers getting started on Microsoft Surface. Aptly titled, Developing for Microsoft Surface: Crafting Exceptional Experiences, provides the more than just the essentials for developing software on Microsoft Surface. It provides insight into what makes creating experiences on Surface different. It also goes…

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