Touch-Enable Your App for Windows, Surface with New SDK

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…


No Cameras in Next Generation Surface

The next generation Microsoft Surface experience features PixelSense technology, which gives LCD panels the power to see without the use of cameras. People can share, collaborate, and explore together using a large, thin display that recognizes fingers, hands and other objects placed on the screen. The announcement was made jointly at the 2011 International CES…


Get Started with Surface Design, Developer Training

You can get developer and designer training for Microsoft Surface. The training a great starting point for those new to Microsoft Surface application design and development. Nine online training modules let you learn at your own pace or jump directly to the content you need most.  After completing this training you will be well on…


How To, Getting Started Videos for Developers

Windows Azure Windows Azure Platform Training Course The Windows Azure Platform Training Course includes a comprehensive set of technical content including samples, demos, hands-on labs, and presentations that are designed to expedite the learning process for the set of technologies released as part of the Windows Azure Platform. Everything You Need to Know About Azure…


Surface Meets Windows 7 with New Toolkit for Windows Touch

You can now create advanced multitouch applications for Windows Touch PCs with a new toolkit from the Microsoft Surface team. Microsoft released the Microsoft Surface Toolkit for Windows Touch Beta for you to use some of the same controls that are used by developers on Microsoft Surface onto Windows 7 . See Surface Toolkit for…


Surface SDK Now Broadly Available

The Microsoft Surface team has announced the broad availability of the Microsoft Surface Software Development Kit (SDK) Workstation Edition. You can download it from Microsoft Surface SDK 1.0 SP1 Workstation Edition. The Microsoft Surface SDK 1.0 Service Pack 1 (SP1) Workstation Edition enables you to create and test Microsoft Surface touch-enabled applications on a workstation…


Dungeons, Dragon Experience Shown Using Microsoft Surface

Ever wonder how you might want to create a cool user interface for your software? Check out this walk-through of the current build of proof of concept for a Dungeons & Dragons experience on the Microsoft Surface. Created by the Surfacescapes team at the Entertainment Technology Center at Carnegie Mellon University. Surfacescapes Demo Walkthrough from…


Check Out the Killer Apps for Surface

Fast Company has assembled a set of videos that show off the capabilities of Surface. As developers find ways to make Surface’s gorgeous multi-user interface shine, more and more companies are turning to the device to reinvent their customer experience. The posting Killer Apps for Microsoft Surface: The Complete Guide includes videos of: Surface DJ…


Surface Computing Takes the Next Level with ‘SecondLight’ Research

Although Surface has just received it’s latest update (for more information, see Surface Gets Update), you may be interested in what some future generation Surface might look like. There’s no announcement of inclusion of this technology in any particular Microsoft product. That said, it’s always fun to get a first look at what the researchers…


Join for XAMLfest Recorded Sessions, Online Live June 1 – 5

XAMLfest Online will be delivered via a combination of live and recorded content. Recorded content can be accessed at any time, but each recorded session should be viewed prior to its related live session. Live sessions will take place twice daily for a duration of 2 hours each. Morning sessions will focus on designer-oriented content,…

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