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  • Blog Post: Samsung SUR40 for Microsoft Surface Receives Best of Innovations Award at CES

    Hot on the heels of our recent Popular Science Award , we are pleased to announce that the Samsung SUR40 for Microsoft Surface has been selected as an International CES “Best of Innovations 2012” award winner. The awards recognize and honor outstanding design and engineering in cutting edge...
  • Blog Post: Samsung SUR40 for Microsoft Surface Now Available for Pre-order!

    Today we are excited to announce that the next generation of Surface, the Samsung SUR40 for Microsoft Surface, is now available for pre-order through Samsung resellers in 23 countries worldwide, including the United States. Automotive, education, finance, healthcare, hospitality, and retail are just...
  • Blog Post: Real Estate Agent and Twitter by Sevensteps

    Bart Roozendaal is one of the members of our thriving Dutch Microsoft Surface community, CEO of Sevensteps , and a Surface MVP .  When Bart was in Redmond for the Microsoft MVP Summit, he stopped by our studio to show me a couple of the applications Sevensteps produced for Surface on the new Samsung...
  • Blog Post: Mashup: AR Drone on Surface with the DREAM Controller

    There are some great combinations in life. Peanut butter and chocolate. Ernie and Burt. Bacon and Maple Bars. That last one might be a bit polarizing. Here’s one I think we might agree on. Dr. Holly Yanco over at UMass Lowell’s Robotics Lab tipped me off on this today. Microsoft Surface + Parrot AR Drone...
  • Blog Post: Clinique brings Surface to the Clinique Smart Bar

    Back in 1968, Clinique debuted as the world’s first dermatologist developed cosmetics brand, before futuristic tools such as Microsoft Surface were invented. But this is 2011, and the innovative team at Clinique is bringing Surface to The Clinique Smart Bar ™ . The Clinique experience on Surface is perfect...
  • Blog Post: Last chance to vote for Open Call sessions at MIX!

    The MIX11 Open Call voting closes at Midnight PST on February 4th . If you are interested in attending Surface-related sessions at MIX , make sure you vote them up. You can vote for 10 of your favorite sessions. Below are some of the sessions I picked from the list that included Microsoft Surface , leading...
  • Blog Post: Controlling the AR Drone with Surface

    Winwise has created an entertaining control mechanism for the Parrot AR Drone using Microsoft Surface . The drone is usually controlled using a mobile device. It has an SDK that allows the controls to be adapted to whatever you might dream up. In this case, Surface MVP Nicolas Calvi dreamed big with...
  • Blog Post: Amnesia Razorfish’s mobile mashup with Surface and more

    The team from Amnesia Razorfish in Australia have brought some cool new device interaction to Microsoft Surface . Amnesia Connect allows “instant and seamless sharing and transfer of any content such as photos, music or embedded apps between multiple handheld devices using a Microsoft Surface table using...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft and Samsung Unveil the Next Generation of Surface

    At CES, Microsoft and Samsung unveiled the next generation of the Microsoft Surface experience. If you’ve been following the coverage, you will have heard about PixelSense technology, which gives LCD panels the power to see without the use of cameras. This brings to life the unique Surface experience...
  • Blog Post: The New Microsoft Surface

    The new Microsoft Surface was unveiled on Wednesday at CES 2011. We just launched our brand new Microsoft Surface web site . There you’ll learn about the Surface experience and get a look at the Samsung SUR40 for Microsoft Surface . More information will be coming over time, so check back with Surface...
  • 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: Microsoft Surface and Cerebral Palsy Therapy

    We have seen very good use of Microsoft Surface in the medical field with a variety of applications. As you might imagine, with a multi-user platform, it improves solutions for doctor to doctor and doctor to patient consultations as well as a variety of therapies. I spotted this article on Ubergizmo...
  • 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: Three new Microsoft Surface Code Samples

    Three full application samples have been available at code.msdn.microsoft.com for about 3 months now. Posting this so that everyone knows of these invaluable resources. Luis Cabrera Platform Program Manager Microsoft Surface Microsoft® Surface® Live Stream Code Sample Live Stream enables businesses...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • 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: Surface at Gnomedex 10

    Don't forget to check out your blog entries from Gnomedex out on Microsoft Surface . If you made a post in your blog, and you supplied your RSS feed when you registered, you'll see it up on Surface in our Live Streams application. Plus, any tweets or Flickr images that have Gnomedex in them will be flagged...
  • 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...
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