Surface Present at MIX 2011

We are having a great time at MIX 2011, and channel 9 has posted the two presentations we had yesterday. I personally enjoyed talking to so many passionate developers and designers just super interested in Surface 2. You could really feel the excitement in the room! I know we had a full room (photsynth of…


Microsoft Surface Presentation at MIX 2011

They posted the presentations to the MIX 2011 website today, and we will have 2 Surface related presentations at MIX! That is very exciting! See you in Las Vegas in less than a month! A Whole NUI World: Microsoft Surface 2 and Windows TouchLuis Cabrera Heard about Microsoft Surface 2? In this presentation we will…


Three new Microsoft Surface Code Samples

Three full application samples have been available at code.msdn.microsoft.com for about 3 months now. Posting this so that everyone knows of these invaluable resources. Luis CabreraPlatform Program ManagerMicrosoft Surface Microsoft® Surface® Live Stream Code SampleLive Stream enables businesses to engage their customers face-to-face using the most recent and relevant Twitter™, Flickr®, and RSS newsfeeds. Community…


How do you use the following SDK tools...

The Surface SDK Team is looking for your feedback with regards to the tools available on our SDK.  We would like to know if you use the following tools, how often you use them, and what you use them for: 1. InputVisualizer tool.2. SurfaceStress tool.3. Identity Tag Printing tool. Also, are there any features you would like to see in these…


Microsoft Surface Bluetooth Connect Code Sample Now Available for Download

This sample helps developers integrate Bluetooth connectivity into their Microsoft Surface applications.  It can be used to can send content to Bluetooth equipped mobile devices – without the need for client-side applications. The sample demonstrates sharing pictures, contacts and ringtones to a Bluetooth enabled mobile phone; with a whole range of additional possibilities enabling enhanced…

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Introducing Microsoft Surface Design and Development Training

We invite you to participate in the new Microsoft Surface Design and Development Training.  This online course begins with an introduction to the Microsoft Surface platform and its unique attributes – including its vision (camera) based massive multi-touch input, 360° multiuser interface, and physical object recognition.  The subsequent training modules include detailed videos, how-to information,…


Reminder: Surface Toolkit for Windows Touch Available

In case you missed it last week, the Microsoft Surface Toolkit for Windows Touch Beta is available as a free download. Now you can use Surface controls for applications on Windows Touch PCs with Windows 7. Head on over to our Technical Resources section on Surface.com where you’ll find the Toolkit as well as the…

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Surface at Interactive Displays 2010 Conference

Are you going to the Interactive Displays 2010 Conference in San Jose next week? I will be there talking about Microsoft Surface Development for .Net Developers. We will be talking about development for Microsoft Surface v1 SP1, and also about development using the just released Microsoft Surface Toolkit for Windows Touch Beta. I invite you…


Launch: Microsoft Surface Toolkit for Windows Touch Beta

We’ve got some great news for Windows Touch developers. Today we’ve launched a toolkit for Windows Touch that allows developers to use some of the same controls that are used by developers on Microsoft Surface hardware today, but for PCs using Windows Touch. Before you can use the toolkit, you must have Microsoft Windows 7…

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Raise of Hands: Do you use the Surface Simulator? Do you use the Surface Simulator APIs?

Dear Readers, Hello, I am Luis Cabrera, the Program Manager responsible for the Surface SDK. I would like to get a better idea for the usage of some of the functionality we have exposed in our Surface SDK in the past. For those of you who are developing using the Microsoft Surface SDK, I would like you to respond to the…