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  • 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: 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: Swedish Medical Center Baby Photo Contest

    Swedish is celebrating their 100th anniversary in a cute way ( video ). They’ve delivered 200,000 babies, more than any other hospital in Washington state. Now they’re delivering a great experience for the community to celebrate their 100th birthday. If you or your child were born at Swedish...
  • Blog Post: An immersive experience for homebuilders on Surface

    The Microsoft Surface Strategic Partner , AFTER MOUSE has created this innovative solution on Surface for real estate developers in consultations with their clients. AFTER MOUSE ’s application enables the real estate developer to present an offer to their clients using photos, videos and brochures...
  • 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: 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...
  • Blog Post: Retirement Planning for Groupama

    Our Microsoft Surface Strategic Partner IntuiLab has released a video showing their retirement planning application for financial services. IntuiLab created the application for Groupama , and it’s already been deployed in two of Groupama’s branch offices. This is a great example of how Surface...
  • 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: Interactive Storytelling on Microsoft Surface

    A while back, I had the privilege of having Xiang Cao , an associate researcher at Microsoft Research Cambridge in the Computer Mediated Living Group , visit me here in Redmond . Xiang is one of the researchers (also including John Helmes , Siân E. Lindley and Abigail Sellen ) who worked on a project...
  • Blog Post: PAX Day 1

    Friday at PAX was busy. Things started for me getting off a red-eye flight from Redmond landing at 9:30am in Boston. I headed right over to Microsoft NERD for Major Nelson’s morning Tweet-up. I realized Microsoft Surface was there too late to get some new games loaded up, but I don’t think the crowd...
  • Blog Post: Surface and Carnegie Mellon at PAX with D&D

    For the uninitiated to the Penny Arcade Expo , I can best describe it as a gaming conference by the fans, for the fans. This conference is normally held in Seattle to sell out and capacity crowds. This year Gabe and Tycho gave the fans (which includes themselves) even more by expanding to Boston with...
  • Blog Post: The Surface team gets visitors, with toys! (the D&D kind)

    There was a lot of excitement last month over in Surface-land. We had visitors from Carnegie Mellon University bringing over their Dungeons & Dragons application. The Microsoft Surface team works tirelessly to bring great features to this innovative platform, and we love to see what our customers...
  • Blog Post: Application Design for Microsoft Surface

    As we mentioned previously , Microsoft Surface is at CeBIT in Germany. Along with showcasing Surface in education, Microsoft DPE is presenting on how to develop applications for Surface with our partner UID. Recently, we caught up with UID to talk about their experiences creating their winning application...
  • Blog Post: TechFest 2010 and “Mobile Surface”

    I’m seeing a lot of Tweets about Microsoft unveiling a Mobile Surface at TechFest 2010 this week. Every year when Microsoft Research opens it’s doors to the press, there is a lot of buzz. Last year, about this same time , there was a lot of talk about SecondLight . This was another Microsoft Research...
  • 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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