NOW AVAILABLE: Surface Toolkit for Windows Touch

NOTE: This was cross posted from here. Check out the video: https://channel9.msdn.com/posts/LarryLarsen/Surface-Toolkit-for-Windows-Touch/ Download the SDK: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=801907a7-b2dd-4e63-9ff3-8a2e63932a74 For those of you who don’t read the readme… One of the samples uses XNA.  The toolkit installer will not install XNA.  You will need to do that yourself.  Either install the tools or just the redist.  Your call:…

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Announcing touch.codeplex.com

UPDATE: You can follow tanagram on twitter @tanagram https://twitter.com/tanagram.  NOTE: This was cross posted from here. One of the things I have been trying to do this year is encourage / kick start partners to create useful CodePlex projects.  I’ve been digging into Windows 7 multi-touch since it was announced at PDC08.  As the managed (.NET) APIs…

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Bing Maps 3D, WPF, and Windows 7 MultiTouch

NOTE: This was cross posted from here. Have you seen the Microsoft Surface Globe application in the Microsoft Touch Pack for Windows 7?  There are plenty of videos of the app in action on YouTube: http://tinyurl.com/YouTubeSurfaceGlobe. Would you like to build an app like this yourself?  Thanks to InfoStrat.VE, you can! Josh Blake just announced…

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Surface Toolkit for Windows Touch

NOTE: This was cross posted from here. Robert Levy from the Surface team and Anson Tsao from the WPF team gave a great session on: Multi-Touch on Microsoft Surface and Windows 7 for .NET Developers The session is definitely worth watching if you are interested in building multi-touch apps on Windows 7.  In the session,…

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Silverlight touch just got easier

NOTE: This was cross posted from here. I’ve been waiting for this to happen!  The Surface team ported their Manipulation and Inertia APIs to Silverlight 3+.  They’ve made them available for download at: http://tinyurl.com/SurfaceManipSilverlight This is a must have set of APIs if you are interested in building multi-touch solutions on Windows 7 with Silverlight…

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Integrating Virtual Earth 3D into WPF and Surface Applications for Mere Mortals

NOTE: This was cross posted from here. I just published a Channel 9 interview with Josh Wall and Josh Blake from InfoStrat about their Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) and Surface controls that make integrating Virtual Earth 3D a breeze.  Check it out: http://tinyurl.com/Ch9InfoStratVE “Virtual Earth 3D has many applications, but until recently has only been…

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InfoStrat releases a Virtual Earth control for both WPF and Surface to CodePlex

I’ve been waiting for this day to happen for a LONG TIME.  I’ve been working with WPF, Virtual Earth, and Surface for quite a while now.  If you’ve followed my blog, you’ve seen some hacked up samples showing various ways of getting Virtual Earth integrated into a WPF application.  I’ve been working with a number…

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PARTNER SHOWCASE: Northrop Grumman - Innovating for the War Fighter with Microsoft Surface

I’ve been a Developer Evangelist for 3+ years now.  For the first 3 years, I spent the majority of my time focusing on delivering public presentations at conferences, for webcasts/screencasts, onsite at customer facilities, and at local community events in DC area.  This year, the focus of my role changed slightly.  Although I still do…

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Microsoft Surface GIS Apps by Infostrat

I’ve been working with a number of partners lately on building Microsoft Surface apps.  Infostrat is one of them.  They have done some of the best Virtual Earth integration work I have seen so far.  Have a look at this video that highlights their work: Want to learn what Surface development is all about?  Check…

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