Partners introduce Swissôtel and MagicLens apps to entertain and inform

Partners showed off their applications on the Samsung SUR40 with Microsoft PixelSense during the 2012 Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) in Toronto. Felipe Gallegos from AFTER-MOUSE.COM showed the Swissôtel hospitality application. [View:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRU3ZD8Z1rU&hd=1] Jason Hartman from Teknikos showed MagicLens, GreenLit, and Viewbook to engage customers with custom content. Thanks to Felipe, Jason, and all our partners for joining us at WPC 2012….


Deep dive into the NUIverse

[View:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YzoXPav7uzs] When David Brown comes to town you know you’re in for a treat. He is a recognized leader in Surface application design and development, going back to the early days of Microsoft Surface 1.0. His latest project “NUIverse,” a whimsical play on words inviting people to explore the universe through natural user interface (NUI), is an amazing example…


Microsoft Surface at TEDx Redmond

This past weekend, I had the privilege of demoing Microsoft Surface to 600+ primary school kids at TEDx Redmond. I use the term demo a bit loosely, because for anyone who has worked with Surface and kids, you’ll know that they just kind of take over themselves. The photograph on the right is what you…

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Live Presentation: Robot Command and Control on Surface

This just in: Robot Invasion! That might have grabbed more attention as a headline, but trust me, the content is interesting enough. Watch the video below. In a very short time, Mark Micire over at the University of Massachusetts Lowell Robotics Lab will be defending his doctoral thesis this morning live online at 1pm Eastern…

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Experience the Garibaldi Panorama on Surface

Imagine you have a 140 year old print that is almost five feet tall, nearly the length of a football field, and printed on both sides. How do you provide this resource to scholars for study and teaching to others? The Garibaldi Project by Brown University with support from Microsoft Research’s External Research and the…

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Introducing MakeWords for education by nsquared

nsquared is a Microsoft Surface Strategic Partner in Australia, and have an application called MakeWords that has been Certified for Microsoft Surface. Dr. Neil of nsquared has a history of talking with us about education on Surface. Recently, I met with him to get the full scoop on how MakeWords works and how flexible it can…

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Education: Under the hood with Finguistics

Education and Microsoft Surface gets people talking. Recently, I had a chance to meet with Jim Allen from RM when he was here in Redmond. We took a deeper (and very color saturated) look at the Finguistics application that you may have seen in video before. If you want to see more on education, take…

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Get Educated

We’ve highlighted education and Microsoft Surface a few times before. I had inquiries on Twitter and I thought it would be good to post a compilation on Surface in education. Here are some applications by Microsoft, our Microsoft Surface partners and others. Churchend Primary School shows how teachers and students react to Surface in the…

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Educators get Microsoft Surface!

The Microsoft Surface SDK Workstation Edition is now available for subscribers with the MSDN Academic Alliance! MSDN-AA makes it easier and less expensive for academic institutions to obtain Microsoft developer tools, platforms and servers for instructional and research purposes. Microsoft Surface’s multi-touch, multi-user experience is already changing the world. Now, professors will be able to…

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School in the UK shows us Microsoft Surface in the classroom

Microsoft Surface and education are like peanut butter and jelly. Microsoft Surface is like that with a number of markets, but there’s something about kids interacting with a computer in a very accessible way that seems right. Microsoft worked with Infusion and RM (who also worked with Lightbox Education) to create applications for schools. The…

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