You can target both Microsoft Surface Hardware and Windows 7 Touch enabled PCs with a single SDK. The Surface teams calls this feature “Write once - touch anywhere”. The same binary can be used in both types of hardware.
The Microsoft Surface 2.0 SDK allows you to target Microsoft Surface Hardware as well as Windows 7 touch enabled PCs.
Version 2 of the Surface SDK, available now, runs on the latest technologies: WPF 4.0, XNA 4.0, Windows 7 (32 bit and 64 bit).
For more information, see the team blog post Next week: The Microsoft Surface SDK and other Tools and Resources will be available to you!
The Surface SDK is available free from the Microsoft Download Center.
Design Center on MSDN
The Microsoft Surface Design and Development Center provides access to the Microsoft Surface 2.0 SDK, online training, hands on labs, design and interaction guidelines, application certification, documentation, whitepapers, developer forums and other resources. The Design and Development Center focuses on helping people get jumpstarted with developing amazing new vision based touch applications that people can share at the same time.
Microsoft Surface Premier Partner Program
PinPoint search results will highlight partner’s Surface application on the Microsoft’s Partner Network. Partners that have profiled their application or services against the Surface Computing product will automatically flow through to the partner listing based on PinPoint ranking.
A new “Premier Partner” designation and will be highlighted up front on surface.com for partners have a proven track record with Surface. Any partner is eligible to apply and the benefit of Premier Partner will run for 12 months from the time of approval. You’ll find more details on www.surface.com/partners this week.
Bruce D. Kyle
ISV Architect Evangelist | Microsoft Corporation