Microsoft Surface at Sheraton San Diego this week!

Did you miss Microsoft Surface at CES this year? If so, there’s a chance to check out Microsoft Surface in person this week. If you’re in the area, come and see us at the Sheraton in San Diego. You’ll get a chance to see Surface up close and chat with members from our team. Sheraton…

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MIX08

A few of us will be at MIX08 in Vegas next month.  August and Daniel from the UX team will be participating in some cool sessions in the UX track (you can search for them by name here to find those sessions).  Also, Tasneem and I from the SDK team will be hanging out in the “sandbox” area with demo tables…

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Surface is American Gladiator-tough!

So if you’ve been watching NBC’s revival of American Gladiators you may have noticed a familiar face… http://www.nbc.com/American_Gladiators/contestants/monica_carlson.shtml That same Monica happens to be the model in all of our Surface web videos. Seriously! And she’s tough too…she holds the second best time among women in the competition.  The entire Surface team is pulling for…

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Surface Grand Piano

Rob and Thomas think one cool use of Surface would a piano app.  I agree 🙂  Believe it or not, this concept is actually one of the first tech samples we shipped to partners in early drops of the Surface SDK.  We chose this because 1) it’s a good example of leveraging multi-input, 2) from an development perspective, it’s…

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Unmediated and Free @ CES ’08

According to the local Las Vegas weather channel, the Surface Booth @ CES reached “unseasonably high temperatures for January.”  Could the fact that we had oodles of Surface newbies non-stop all three days have had anything to do with that?  I had the pleasure of demoing on Monday and Tuesday, and it was fantastic.  Most…

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Our Last Day at CES

So we’re in the home stretch at CES. Today is the last day!!! As draining as this show is, as crazy as the planning has been, as stressful as it was to watch BillG demo Surface (fingers crossed so tight that it performed well-IT DID!) in his last keynote…it has been totally worth it. It’s…

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Tuesday at CES

Tuesday was another great day for the Surface team n the Microsoft booth at CES. Because of the reworked the flow of the booth overnight to better accomodate the crowds it felt less packed and we seemed to have more room to breath. Nonetheless it was still crazy busy as folks lined up to touch Surface and learn…

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Surface Debuts at CES

Surface had its CES coming out party last night, as Bill Gates showed off one of our new demo applications (a retail product customization scenario) in his final keynote to the industry. History-making stuff and I’m glad Surface could be a part of it. Technically, we were here last year with an NDA event with…

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How creating Surface apps is different, part 2

How creating Surface apps is different, part 2 Continuing the list from my previous post Multiple simultaneous users The Surface is all about multiple simultaneous users interacting with each other and the Surface.  The typical PC is designed for a single user.   There are a lot of implications of having multiple people using your…

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