Surface 2.0 SDK Highlights:

We are excited to announce the release of the Microsoft Surface 2.0 SDK and new developer center. Application developers can now download the free Surface 2.0 SDK and take advantage of training and resources at www.msdn.com/windows/surface.

This is the ideal opportunity to start creating applications and get ready to deliver unique, engaging, and end-to-end experiences on the Samsung SUR40 for Microsoft Surface. Please visit our partner section on our website for more information on the Surface partner program: http://www.microsoft.com/surface/en/us/partneringopportunities.aspx.

The Microsoft® Surface® 2.0 SDK makes it easy to create engaging experiences, using multitouch and object interaction, for the next generation device for Microsoft Surface – the Samsung SUR40 for Microsoft Surface.

The Microsoft® Surface® 2.0 SDK is a set of controls, APIs, templates, tools, sample applications, and documentation for application developers.  Using the familiar .NET Framework 4.0, Windows Presentation Framework 4.0 (WPF) or XNA framework 4.0, and the Surface 2.0 SDK, developers can create applications that take advantage of the new PixelSense™ technology delivered in the Surface 2.0 platform. The Surface 2.0 SDK replaces the Surface Toolkit for Windows Touch beta that was released in 2010.

Samsung SUR40 for Microsoft Surface Availability

At this time, we aren’t able to announce a specific date in which the Samsung SUR40 for Microsoft Surface will be available for commercial customers.  For planning purposes, expect to integrate the next generation device for Fall 2011 deployments.  Use the Surface 2.0 SDK to create applications and get ready to deliver exciting user experiences on the Samsung SUR40 for Microsoft Surface.  Stay up-to-date at www.surface.com and follow the blog at http://blogs.msdn.com/b/surface/.