Samsung SUR40 for Microsoft Surface Now Available for Pre-order!

Today we are excited to announce that the next generation of Surface, the Samsung SUR40 for Microsoft Surface, is now available for pre-order through Samsung resellers in 23 countries worldwide, including the United States. Automotive, education, finance, healthcare, hospitality, and retail are just some of the industries that will soon be able to take advantage…


Samsung SUR40 for Microsoft Surface Receives "Best of What’s New" Award from Popular Science

Recognized as “a thin tabletop computer that sees and responds to whatever is placed on it” the Samsung SUR40 for Microsoft Surface has been awarded an esteemed “Best of What’s New” Award for 2011 from Popular Science magazine.   “For 24 years, Popular Science has honored the innovations that surprise and amaze us − those…


Microsoft Surface Quarterly Showcase – Fall 2011

What’s Going on with Microsoft Surface? By Somanna Palacanda, director, Microsoft Surface From search-and-rescue robots to social media streaming, Microsoft Surface continues to make a big splash for customers, partners and talented developers worldwide! Check out what Microsoft Surface has been up to lately.   TOP NEWS SURFACE TAKES OFF WITH DASSAULT AVIATION At the…


A word on WPF4 manipulations.

You may be able to perform most of your manipulation needs by using the manipulation related members WPF4 added to UIElement (IsManipulationEnabled property  and events such as ManipulationStarting, ManipulationDelta and ManipulationCompled). This walkthrough is a great resource if you are new to manipulations. There are times when you may want to do something a bit…


New York Times uses Microsoft Surface to imagine countertop reading experience

A recent article by Megan Garber of the Nieman Journalism Lab shows how the New York Times Company R&D Lab is using Surface to envision the not to distant future where reading the newspaper on a tabletop is commonplace. According to the article, they are “betting breakfast will be less about sharing out newsprint and more…


nSquared shows a vision of seamless computing

Dr. Neil Roodyn (nsquared), one of our MVPs, just posted a video showing integration between multiple devices and Microsoft Surface. I personally liked some of the scenarios he describes, and how interactive objects (in this case phones and tablets) are used in conjunction with the Surface unit. Congratulations Dr. Neil!    


Bing™ Maps WPF Control available today!

The Surface development community has been asking for a WPF map control. Well, I have good new for you. We brought the request to the Bing maps team and they just got it done! Today, the Bing team posted the Beta release for a WPF version of their Bing maps control! We are really excited about…


Social Stream for Microsoft Surface 2.0 posted

As part of our SDK we have some samples that help developers understand Microsoft Surface development concepts. The goal of the samples that we post on our SDK is to show how to use a given API. In those samples we favor simplicity and clarity sometimes at the expense of how useful the application itself…


World meet Patty, Patty say "Hello World"

When I became part of the Microsoft Surface Team almost 3 years ago, as part of the “New Employee Orientation” I had the chance to see how they used robots to stress test Microsoft Surface. I thought that was the most fascinating thing in the world. Until recently, the world did not know about Patty, our stress…


Using Microsoft Surface to control Search-and-Rescue Robots

The Robotics Lab at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell (UML), is exploring ways to integrate Microsoft Surface and its natural user interface (NUI) into search-and-rescue robotics to control robots remotely with more precision and accuracy. Below is a video showing you their work. Two Microsoft Technologies wereused in this project: the Microsoft Robotics Developer Studio…