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Holland America is adding Microsoft Surface to Mix, its new lounge venue. According to the press release, issued this morning, the ms Veendam is in full operation, then ms Rotterdam by mid-December followed by three additional ships.
While you’re enjoying your leisurely cruise, you can play games and listen to music on Surface while relaxing with a drink in one of the three specialty bars in Mix. The games include checkers, chess, air hockey, Tetris, cards, football, basketball and skee-ball.
I can’t wait for my next cruise! - Eric (follow Surface on Twitter and Facebook)
Here are a few items on Microsoft Surface you may have missed this week*.
New Book: Developing for Microsoft Surface nsquared has released the first book for developers and designers on Microsoft Surface.
Video: Microsoft Surface PDC09 session If you missed our session at PDC on multi-touch for Microsoft Surface and Windows 7 for .NET developers, the video is now online.
CNet’s Ina Fried takes a look at the Microsoft Store From Ina: “But by far the biggest draw is a product that isn't even for sale--the Surface tabletop computer.” Just to set the record straight.. it’s not for sale in the store, but if you’re a business, get one.
I also hear that Scott Guthrie was out in Denmark as part of his European tour and presented a Carlsberg app on Surface. Very cool.
* Let me know if I missed anything and I may sneak it in to next week’s update. Cheers. Eric
The people over at nsquared have released the first book for developers and designers getting started on Microsoft Surface. Aptly titled, Developing for Microsoft Surface: Crafting Exceptional Experiences, provides the more than just the essentials for developing software on Microsoft Surface. It provides insight into what makes creating experiences on Surface different. It also goes through theory and onto hands on labs for practice.
Don’t forget to pick up Visual Studio 2008 and the free download of Microsoft Surface SDK 1.0 SP1 Workstation Edition if you don’t have a Surface to start out on.