Samsung SUR40 takes center stage at Worldwide Partner Conference

The Samsung SUR40 with Microsoft PixelSense took center stage this week during the 2012 Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) in Toronto. Crowds were noticeably impressed as Dave Brown joined Steve Clayton and Jon Roskill on stage to present the NUIverse application he designed and developed for the Samsung SUR40. [View:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jod6rfV7tBs&hd=1] Partners also joined in on the action demonstrating their apps in…


Clinique brings Surface to the Clinique Smart Bar

Back in 1968, Clinique debuted as the world’s first dermatologist developed cosmetics brand, before futuristic tools such as Microsoft Surface were invented. But this is 2011, and the innovative team at Clinique is bringing Surface to The Clinique Smart Bar™ . The Clinique experience on Surface is perfect for groups and busy shoppers to get…

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Object Explore for Travel Agents from Object Consulting

Object Consulting is another one of our Microsoft Surface Strategic Partners out of Australia. Although Australia is one of the many hot spots for Surface development in the world, it’s during their winter that I see much more of our friends from down under. It’s funny how that works. Chris Seymour was recently in Redmond…

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Galactic Alliance, four player gaming on Surface

Joe and Filip from Vectorform, a Microsoft Surface strategic partner, were in Redmond recently to show me some of their applications. Galactic Alliance is one I can easily see fitting in at pubs, lobbies or cruise ships. Surface is all about people coming together. Galactic Alliance is a four player strategy / arcade game that…

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Hospitality and travel retail by nsquared

A short while back I met with Dr. Neil Roodyn here in Redmond to look at some applications that nsquared has created. First up, the nsquared concierge that gives us a traveler’s view of the city in a very practical way for groups that are making plans together when about town. The second application we’ll…

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Swedish Medical Center Baby Photo Contest

Swedish is celebrating their 100th anniversary in a cute way (video). They’ve delivered 200,000 babies, more than any other hospital in Washington state. Now they’re delivering a great experience for the community to celebrate their 100th birthday. If you or your child were born at Swedish, you can visit Swedish100.org and upload your baby photos…

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Retirement Planning for Groupama

Our Microsoft Surface Strategic Partner IntuiLab has released a video showing their retirement planning application for financial services. IntuiLab created the application for Groupama, and it’s already been deployed in two of Groupama’s branch offices. This is a great example of how Surface can enhance the experience in consultations with two or more people. The financial…

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Surface at WIND Mobile stores in Canada

WIND Mobile has deployed 20 Microsoft Surface units throughout their mobile stores in Canada last month. Surface is running the “Power of Conversation” application, a consultative tool which allows customers to compare devices and plans side-by-side, helping to identify the options that work best for them. Information is made available quickly, clearly, and in one…

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Surface lands in Heathrow

Our Microsoft Surface Strategic Partner, Splendid, created an experience for advertiser JCDecaux Airport showcasing watches by TAG Heuer. That’s a brilliant collection of brands! JCDecaux is running a month-long brand awareness campaign where you’ll find Surface in London Heathrow airport at Terminal 5’s gate room and lounge. This is an excellent example of how Surface can…

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Photos and video from NRF 2010 with Microsoft Surface

The National Retail Federation’s conference, NRF 2010 was this week. Our very own Vanessa Lee was there Microsoft Surface and our Surface partners IdentityMine and CSG. See my earlier post for more information on their new applications they had on Surface at the show. Check out Vanessa’s photos and videos of the awesome retail apps…

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