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    Microsoft Surface launches at Sheraton Hotels

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    Microsoft and Sheraton Hotels and Resorts have partnered to bring Microsoft Surface to the hotel lobby. Sheraton went live today with our music, photos and concierge applications customized with Sheraton specific content.

    This adds Boston, Chicago and Seattle to the list of cities where you can get up close with Microsoft Surface. Surface is already found in California, D.C. Georgia, Nevada, New York and Texas. For all Surface locations, visit Surface.com.

    -- Eric


    Video: Microsoft Surface at Sheraton Hotel & Resorts

     

    Microsoft Surface at the Sheraton features:

    CityTips® – At the guests’ fingertips are the Surface 360-degree satellite maps and tools to search for local restaurants and bars, entertainment, recreation, shopping, transportation and services, such as banks and pharmacies. Guests can discover all a city has to offer by simply moving their hands across Surface.

    Sounds of Sheraton – Microsoft Surface also serves as a lobby-based digital jukebox, enabling guests to create personal music playlists by choosing selections from Sheraton’s exclusive offering of Sony BMG artists, including John Legend, Kenny Chesney and Lauryn Hill.

    Sheraton Snapshots – Guests can explore Sheraton hotels and resorts throughout the world by simply browsing the Surface photo library of Sheraton resorts and hotel properties to help them plan for future business or leisure travel.

    Sheraton locations with Microsoft Surface:

    • Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers
      811 7th Avenue 53rd Street
      New York, NY
    • Sheraton Boston Hotel
      39 Dalton St.
      Boston, MA
    • Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers
      301 East North Water Street
      Chicago, IL
    • Sheraton Gateway San Francisco Airport Hotel
      600 Airport Boulevard
      Burlingame, CA
    • Sheraton Seattle Hotel
      1400 6th Avenue
      Seattle, WA
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    LiveLabs Shadow Box

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    Back in June, we had a little gathering here in Redmond with some bloggers to chat about what's going on at Microsoft Surface. One of the awesome demos we showcased was something LiveLabs cooked up called Shadow Box. (See the SlashGear video here at 2:47.) It essentially takes raw images from the imaging system on Surface and uses it to create a paint program of sorts. It's a lot of fun. Nic over at Channel 10 caught up with the guys behind Shadow Box for an excellent behind-the-scenes interview. Video below.


    Live Labs Shadow Box on the Surface

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    Hello from San Francisco!

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    UX WeekDennis Wixon, our user research manager in Microsoft Surface, is in San Francisco for UX Week 2008. He's at the Palace Hotel getting ready to talk to some user experience professionals tomorrow. UX Week is a conference that caters to the user experience audience and lets attendees and speakers gather together to discuss what products and services are needed to create a great user experience in today's world.

    I caught up with him before he left Redmond. Dennis was excited to discuss how surface computing is changing the user experience and helps showcase emotional innovation to its audience.

    I’ll get the low down from Dennis after the presentation. I'm hoping we can get some video and some photos from the event to share with you. Until then…

    Eric

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