Samsung SUR40 with Microsoft PixelSensesamsunglfd.com/solution/sur40.do
Here at Microsoft Surface we've been actively engaged with our Community of customers and nearly 180 Microsoft Surface Partners in 11 countries. And in response to the feedback we received, we developed Service Pack 1 to allow for faster and easier development of innovative, natural experiences on the Microsoft Surface platform. The SDK supports development on any .NET framework and is optimized for WPF and XNA.
As we announced last week, we'll be sharing all the good stuff about the Microsoft Surface Service Pack 1 at Microsoft TechEd 2009 today. In their session, Robert and Doug will be going through many of the new features with real code so you can see what it's like to actually develop a Microsoft Surface application. Their presentation at PDC '08 had excellent reviews, so.. If you're at TechEd today, make sure to get to Session DTL337 from 2:45-4pm in room 408B.
Here's a sneak peek at some of the Service Pack 1 feature highlights..
New platform capabilities
Improved User Interface
Contact Visualizations Library Control Menu Control
Over at the The Windows Blog they've got a new post up introducing the Microsoft Touch Pack for Windows 7. Here at Microsoft we're all excited about Windows 7 and Windows Touch. On the Microsoft Surface team, we've got an additional reason to be excited. We have been working very closely with the Windows team on bringing multi-touch to Windows 7 and some of the very special applications in the Microsoft Touch Pack. They are highlighted in the blog post today as the one year anniversary of the Windows 7 multi-touch demo at D6. Go check it out and learn about all the multi-touch goodness coming to Windows 7.
Hot on the heels of our Microsoft Surface SP1 release today, Devin Coldewey released this video and an article on CrunchGear. He was in our offices last week to get a sneak preview. Check it out.