Windows 8 Editions: Windows 8, Windows 8 Pro and Windows RT

Windows 8 is still in beta (consumer preview). You can download Windows 8 Consumer Preview here.  When Windows 8 is released, there will be three editions. For PCs and tablets powered by x86 processors (both 32 and 64 bit), we will have two editions: Windows 8 and Windows 8 Pro. Windows RT is the newest…

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Police Department Protects Citizens of Vernon Hills, Illinois with Windows 7

Repost from the Windows Team Blog    Great coverage about the real world Windows 7 and Azure solution developed by Modularis on the Windows Team Blog ! Exciting things are happening here as this excellent solution is evaluated in several countries world wide. This is a great example of leveraging the full power of the Microsoft platform…

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Tanagram Partners: Making multi-touch easier with touch.codeplex.com

NOTE: This was cross posted from here. Our Ch.9 Interview with Tanagram Partners on http://touch.codeplex.com was published.  Check it out! http://bit.ly/Ch9TanagramTouch “The APIs in WPF4 plus the Surface Toolkit for Windows Touch make building common touch scenarios easy. However, implementing many of the same touch scenarios using WPF3.5SP1 or Silverlight 3/4 involves writing a fair…

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NUI Camp Tomorrow in DC

[Cross-Posted from James Chittenden’s Blog] If you haven’t seen it yet, NUI Camp is tomorrow. In Reston, VA. And it’s FREE. If you’re a designer or developer and want to learn more about Natural User Interfaces by actually building them – don’t miss out. Drop by www.nuicamp.net to register. James

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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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SCREENCAST: Implementing Single Touch Gestures with MouseGestureTrigger

A common need for Windows 7 touch user interfaces is to react to a touch gesture.  In this screencast, I demonstrate a very simple and easy way to interpret single touch gestures using MouseGestureTrigger from the Expression Blend Samples. To learn more about Behaviors, Triggers, and Actions mentioned in the screencast, visit http://tinyurl.com/TriggersActionsBehaviors.  If you…

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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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NEW Government Developer website - LAUNCHED!

I am pleased to announce the launch of our new website that provides information and resources for developers that work either directly or indirectly for the U.S. Federal, State and local governments. The site can be accessed at: http://www.microsoft.com/industry/government/developer/default.aspx   -Nandita

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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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