Microsoft's own Andy Wilson and Stevie Bathiche, whose pioneering work went on to become Microsoft Surface, were out at the Interactive Displays conference in San Jose last week. On Thursday they gave the morning's keynote. They talked about, along with work they've been doing, where the Microsoft as a whole is innovating in areas like Microsoft Surface, ultra mobile, mobile PC and fixed PCs and beyond.

Andy said he received some really good interest and questions related to his interaction techniques the physics work he published from last year. Check it out. [video PDF]

Stevie said that there was a lot of excitement about what Microsoft is doing with multi-touch and cutting edge work like Microsoft Surface & the Win7 support for multi-touch. In Stevie's talk he showed where our customers are today and where our partners are working to take Microsoft Surface next. Here are some of the videos that were featured in the talk.

Microsoft Surface at the Sheraton

<br/><a href="http://video.msn.com/video.aspx?vid=63074c45-5273-42c5-b4b4-b3d56b6bc1cc" target="_new" title="Microsoft Surface at Sheraton Hotel &amp; Resorts">Video: Microsoft Surface at Sheraton Hotel &amp; Resorts</a>

Infusion Development's bookstore object recognition demonstration

Razorfish's DaVinci physics illustrator


DaVinci (Microsoft Surface Physics Illustrator) from Razorfish - Emerging Experiences on Vimeo.

Microsoft Surface Mobile Connect, sample application

Microsoft Applied Sciences and Surface SDK team's "SurfaceWare" prototype

Stevie also showed the video envisioning of 2019 from the Microsoft Office Labs team.

Thanks Stevie and Andy for giving a report back from the conference!
- Eric