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  • Blog Post: Ringing in 2011 with new Surface MVPs!

    Just in time for the New Year, we have three new Microsoft Surface MVPs (Most Valuable Professionals) to join this great group of Surface community members. In short, an MVP is a technical community member who is selected by a group of peers based on their expertise and contributions. Visit the Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: The Wonder of Light at The Smithsonian

    The Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C. is now using innovation from Microsoft Surface to showcase some really amazing exhibits. The Microsoft Surface strategic partner InfoStrat , along with the museum staff, created a series of seven applications that are featured at the museum. Opening today...
  • Blog Post: Charles Schwab on Surface at IMPACT 2010

    In Boston this week, Charles Schwab is making an IMPACT . Their annual conference is an opportunity for Schwab clients and partners to get the latest in techniques and technologies to help them keep ahead of an ever-changing curve. This year, Schwab will be using Microsoft Surface and applications created...
  • Blog Post: Ness Botanic Gardens at the Shanghai Expo

    Our Microsoft Surface   strategic partner nsquared created a very engaging application on Surface for the Shanghai Expo . The three applications built for Ness Botanic Gardens and Liverpool University are designed to enable groups of visitors to simultaneously explore the history of Ness Gardens...
  • Blog Post: msnbc.com digital café

    If I say studio tour to anyone who has watched the hit television series 30 Rock , they’ll immediately recall the character Kenneth, the NBC Page. Jack McBrayer’s memorable portrayal of Kenneth is hard to forget. How many of you have been on an actual tour of the NBC studios at 30 Rockefeller Plaza in...
  • Blog Post: Live Presentation: Robot Command and Control on Surface

    This just in: Robot Invasion! That might have grabbed more attention as a headline, but trust me, the content is interesting enough. Watch the video below. In a very short time, Mark Micire over at the University of Massachusetts Lowell Robotics Lab will be defending his doctoral thesis this morning...
  • Blog Post: The Settlers of Catan trades up for objects

    The last time we looked at The Settlers of Catan on Microsoft Surface was when the game was unveiled at Origins in June. Now it’s on the way to GenCon Indy this week, and the digital version of the game is looking even better. Vectorform has implemented physical dice and visors to magically hide cards...
  • Blog Post: The Weather Channel on Microsoft Surface

    Andy Drooker and Crispin Southwell from The Weather Channel were in our booth at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference demonstrating an application that they built for Microsoft Surface . It is amazingly deep with detailed information when you look at cities, and there are several mapping overlays...
  • Blog Post: Welcome to WPC 2010

    Come visit Microsoft Surface at WPC 2010 in Washington D.C. for some great demos by our Microsoft Surface Partners . Chat with our staff about what it takes to get started with Surface and how you can sign up to become a partner . Catch the booth demo schedule after the video break. [Video: Surface at...
  • Blog Post: Object Explore for Travel Agents from Object Consulting

    Object Consulting is another one of our Microsoft Surface Strategic Partners out of Australia. Although Australia is one of the many hot spots for Surface development in the world, it’s during their winter that I see much more of our friends from down under. It’s funny how that works. Chris Seymour was...
  • Blog Post: nsquared presents their Surface Business Pack

    You may have seen nsquared on our blog before. They are a Microsoft Surface   Strategic Partner based in Australia and travelling the world. Dr. Neil with nsquared was recently named our first Surface MVP. We’ve had him into our studio a few times to show us a range of their apps focused on education...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Surface Bluetooth Connect Code Sample Now Available for Download

    This sample helps developers integrate Bluetooth connectivity into their Microsoft Surface applications. It can be used to can send content to Bluetooth equipped mobile devices – without the need for client-side applications. The sample demonstrates sharing pictures, contacts and ringtones to...
  • Blog Post: Galactic Alliance, four player gaming on Surface

    Joe and Filip from Vectorform , a Microsoft Surface strategic partner, were in Redmond recently to show me some of their applications. Galactic Alliance is one I can easily see fitting in at pubs, lobbies or cruise ships. Surface is all about people coming together. Galactic Alliance is a four player...
  • Blog Post: Hospitality and travel retail by nsquared

    A short while back I met with Dr. Neil Roodyn here in Redmond to look at some applications that nsquared has created. First up, the nsquared concierge that gives us a traveler's view of the city in a very practical way for groups that are making plans together when about town. The second application...
  • Blog Post: Introducing Microsoft Surface Design and Development Training

    We invite you to participate in the new Microsoft Surface Design and Development Training . This online course begins with an introduction to the Microsoft Surface platform and its unique attributes – including its vision (camera) based massive multi-touch input, 360° multiuser interface, and physical...
  • Blog Post: Introducing MakeWords for education by nsquared

    nsquared is a Microsoft Surface   Strategic Partner in Australia, and have an application called MakeWords that has been Certified for Microsoft Surface . Dr. Neil of nsquared has a history of talking with us about education on Surface. Recently, I met with him to get the full scoop on how MakeWords...
  • Blog Post: Reminder: Surface Toolkit for Windows Touch Available

    In case you missed it last week, the Microsoft Surface Toolkit for Windows Touch Beta is available as a free download. Now you can use Surface controls for applications on Windows Touch PCs with Windows 7. Head on over to our Technical Resources section on Surface.com where you’ll find the Toolkit as...
  • Blog Post: Launch: Microsoft Surface Toolkit for Windows Touch Beta

    We’ve got some great news for Windows Touch developers. Today we’ve launched a toolkit for Windows Touch that allows developers to use some of the same controls that are used by developers on Microsoft Surface hardware today, but for PCs using Windows Touch. Before you can use the toolkit, you must...
  • Blog Post: GDC 2010: Creating multi-touch, multi-user games on Surface

    Are you into game design? Have you been designing multi-touch games? Microsoft Surface is a commercial multi-user platform where the end users are the same audience that you create games for on other devices. Games on Surface bring two, four, six or more people together in one social space. They are...
  • Blog Post: Surface and Healthcare at HIMMS

    Somanna Palacanda from the Microsoft Surface team was at HIMSS (Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society) this week in Atlanta. Microsoft was showcasing their own and partner solutions designed to help healthcare providers improve the quality of care. Our Surface Strategic Partner, InterKnowlogy...
  • Blog Post: Reporting in from CeBIT 2010

    Vanessa Lee from the Microsoft Surface team is at CeBIT in Germany, where Microsoft Surface is showcasing how our product can enhance collaborative learning. The German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Prime Minister Zapatero of Spain spent time in the Microsoft Digital Classroom where Merkel spoke with...
  • Blog Post: Surface at WIND Mobile stores in Canada

    WIND Mobile has deployed 20 Microsoft Surface units throughout their mobile stores in Canada last month. Surface is running the “Power of Conversation” application, a consultative tool which allows customers to compare devices and plans side-by-side, helping to identify the options that work best for...
  • Blog Post: Surface lands in Heathrow

    Our Microsoft Surface Strategic Partner , Splendid , created an experience for advertiser JCDecaux Airport showcasing watches by TAG Heuer . That’s a brilliant collection of brands! JCDecaux is running a month-long brand awareness campaign where you’ll find Surface in London Heathrow airport at Terminal...
  • Blog Post: The Hard Rock Cafe comes to Seattle

    Microsoft Surface has come to Seattle at the new Hard Rock Cafe . You could already find Surface at Hard Rock Cafe’s in other cities like Las Vegas and Orlando. Now the Emerald City gets our own. Article: Hard Rock Cafe in Seattle Opens Wednesday Video: Microsoft’s Channel 9 visits the Hard Rock Cafe...
  • Blog Post: Surface Enhances the Super Bowl Experience

    Our Microsoft Surface Strategic Partner IdentityMine was at the Super Bowl in Miami this past week. They partnered with HP and Microsoft Surface and Windows to bring an amazing collection of technology to the game. Kurt Brockett, Director of UX Evangelism at IdentityMine brought the story back home,...
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