Today is a big day at Microsoft. Windows 7 is now available worldwide and our new Microsoft online store has launched. There’s coverage of what is happening over at The Windows Blog. It’s a party over here at Microsoft Surface too, because our contributions to the Touch Pack for Windows 7 have officially launched. What’s the Touch Pack? Check out my previous post on the topic or learn more on the Microsoft Surface site or on the Windows site. The Microsoft Surface team’s contribution includes Microsoft Surface Globe, Collage and Lagoon. From the Windows Blog: “[Touch Pack] is available to PC makers (OEMs) who will have the option to pre-install some, none, or all of the applications available in the Microsoft Touch Pack for Windows 7 on PCs designed for Windows Touch…” Keep an eye out for these features when buying a new PC.
Update: See the Lagoon and Collage on the Today show. (1:40 into the clip)
When will the Windows 7 Touch Pack applications be available on MS Surface?
I guess this also makes me ask, when will Surface Hardware go Windows 7 and all these applications be in sync across Windows 7 and Surface?
Seems like there is still a lot of possibilities and things missing from an out of the box Surface. Such as Collaborative Web Browser, Document Views, stuff to give it instant value without having to have a development.