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…


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…


Live from PDC: Day Two

More Surface goodness at PDC today. Most folks in the booth today were buzzing about the news we made regarding the broad availability of the SDK, the new controls and the contest winner. In the event you missed the details scroll down the blog and check out Eric’s recap and if you’re at PDC swing…

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Developing on Microsoft Surface

The great thing about developing on Microsoft Surface is that it’s based on standard Microsoft tools and practices. If you’re a .NET developer working with WPF or familiar with XNA, you can get up and running on Microsoft Surface relatively quickly. Once you’ve purchased Microsoft Surface, the first thing developers will want to do is…

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Video of Microsoft Surface SP1 from CrunchGear

Hot on the heels of our Microsoft Surface SP1 release today, Devin Coldewey released this video and an article on CrunchGear. He was in our offices last week to get a sneak preview. Check it out.  – Eric

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Service Pack 1 Officially Released Today!

Here at Microsoft Surface we’ve been actively engaged with our Community of customers and nearly 180 Microsoft Surface Partners in 11 countries. And in response to the feedback we received, we developed Service Pack 1 to allow for faster and easier development of innovative, natural experiences on the Microsoft Surface platform. The SDK supports development…

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How pop is the new flicker

A long time ago when I worked on Windows 95, I wrote a version of the xeyes program mainly to play with the brand new SetWindowRegion function.  I immediately got feedback that the eyes flickered when they were being updated.  I fixed the problem and, even though I initially didn’t think the flicker was a…

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Wedding Demo, a WPF developer’s story

Planning your big day? Or maybe CES 2010? Brad Cunningham at InterKnowlogy shows us an application that just might help with the planning in the future. As a research project at InterKnowlogy over about five days, Brad and a colleague put together this app that they see broader future potential than these humble beginnings. Will this…

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SplatBox, the VJ app, on Microsoft Surface

Kevin Kennedy will have been with the Microsoft Surface team five years in January. On the blog, he’s brought you How Creating Surface Apps is Different, parts one and two. You can see his intro too. It’s hard to get developers out of their offices and on the blog sometimes, so I went to Kevin’s office…

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IdentityMine Surface apps at PDC 2008

While at the PDC 2008 showcase, I stopped by the IdentityMine booth to see what they had cooked up on Microsoft Surface and the touch-enabled Win7. There’s a great application they created for the hospitality industry that lets you take photos with a digital camera, and wi-fi sync that with Surface. It uses a wi-fi…

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