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Partners introduce Swissôtel and MagicLens apps to entertain and inform
James Maki [SURFACE]
Partners showed off their applications on the Samsung SUR40 with Microsoft PixelSense during the 2012 Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) in Toronto. Felipe Gallegos from AFTER-MOUSE.COM showed the Swissôtel hospitality application. Jason Hartman from Teknikos showed MagicLens, GreenLit...
30 Jul 2012
Deep dive into the NUIverse
James Maki [SURFACE]
When David Brown comes to town you know you're in for a treat. He is a recognized leader in Surface application design and development, going back to the early days of Microsoft Surface 1.0. His latest project "NUIverse," a whimsical play on words inviting people to explore the universe through natural...
13 Mar 2012
Microsoft Surface at TEDx Redmond
This past weekend, I had the privilege of demoing Microsoft Surface to 600+ primary school kids at TEDx Redmond . I use the term demo a bit loosely, because for anyone who has worked with Surface and kids, you’ll know that they just kind of take over themselves. The photograph on the right is...
24 Sep 2010
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...
23 Aug 2010
Experience the Garibaldi Panorama on Surface
Imagine you have a 140 year old print that is almost five feet tall, nearly the length of a football field, and printed on both sides. How do you provide this resource to scholars for study and teaching to others? The Garibaldi Project by Brown University with support from Microsoft Research’s...
27 Apr 2010
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...
22 Apr 2010
Education: Under the hood with Finguistics
Education and Microsoft Surface gets people talking. Recently, I had a chance to meet with Jim Allen from RM when he was here in Redmond. We took a deeper (and very color saturated) look at the Finguistics application that you may have seen in video before . If you want to see more on education, take...
17 Sep 2009
We've highlighted education and Microsoft Surface a few times before. I had inquiries on Twitter and I thought it would be good to post a compilation on Surface in education. Here are some applications by Microsoft, our Microsoft Surface partners and others. Churchend Primary School shows how teachers...
29 Jul 2009
Educators get Microsoft Surface!
The Microsoft Surface SDK Workstation Edition is now available for subscribers with the MSDN Academic Alliance ! MSDN-AA makes it easier and less expensive for academic institutions to obtain Microsoft developer tools, platforms and servers for instructional and research purposes. Microsoft Surface...
23 Jul 2009
School in the UK shows us Microsoft Surface in the classroom
Microsoft Surface and education are like peanut butter and jelly. Microsoft Surface is like that with a number of markets, but there's something about kids interacting with a computer in a very accessible way that seems right. Microsoft worked with Infusion and RM (who also worked with Lightbox Education...
27 Mar 2009
Friday afternoon chat with Dr. Neil on education
Education is back on the radar (late) this week. Earlier today I had a quick chat with Dr. Neil Roodyn from nsquared . He was in the office here in Redmond before he heads off to MIX next week. The last time we saw him was just before BETT and he showed us a few apps. ( video 1 and video 2 ) He's got...
13 Mar 2009
Education with nsquared Part Two
We've had great comments on the blog in regards to my previous post about Microsoft Surface in education. Please keep the discussion coming! I wanted to share with you another cut of the education demo with nsquared. It covers some topics that were brought up in the comments. The simplicity of the...
20 Jan 2009
nsquared Educational Apps Demo
I've received input on the blog that readers would like to hear about Microsoft Surface and education. I just met with Dr. Neil Roodyn of nsquared to discuss his education focused applications. nsquared produced Letters, Numbers, Circuits and Chemistry. These are very simple proof-of-concept applications...
13 Jan 2009
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