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  • 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: Raise of Hands: Do you use the Surface Simulator? Do you use the Surface Simulator APIs?

    Dear Readers, Hello, I am Luis Cabrera, the Program Manager responsible for the Surface SDK. I would like to get a better idea for the usage of some of the functionality we have exposed in our Surface SDK in the past. For those of you who are developing using the Microsoft Surface SDK, I would...
  • Blog Post: Live from PDC: Day Two

    More Surface goodness at PDC today. Most folks in the booth today were buzzing about the news we made regarding the broad availability of the SDK, the new controls and the contest winner. In the event you missed the details scroll down the blog and check out Eric's recap and if you're at PDC swing by...
  • Blog Post: Developing on Microsoft Surface

    The great thing about developing on Microsoft Surface is that it's based on standard Microsoft tools and practices. If you're a .NET developer working with WPF or familiar with XNA , you can get up and running on Microsoft Surface relatively quickly. Once you've purchased Microsoft Surface , the first...
  • Blog Post: Video of Microsoft Surface SP1 from CrunchGear

    Hot on the heels of our Microsoft Surface SP1 release today , Devin Coldewey released this video and an article on CrunchGear . He was in our offices last week to get a sneak preview. Check it out. - Eric
  • Blog Post: Service Pack 1 Officially Released Today!

    Here at Microsoft Surface we've been actively engaged with our Community of customers and nearly 180 Microsoft Surface Partners in 11 countries. And in response to the feedback we received, we developed Service Pack 1 to allow for faster and easier development of innovative, natural experiences on the...
  • Blog Post: How pop is the new flicker

    A long time ago when I worked on Windows 95, I wrote a version of the xeyes program mainly to play with the brand new SetWindowRegion function. I immediately got feedback that the eyes flickered when they were being updated. I fixed the problem and, even though I initially didn’t think the flicker was...
  • Blog Post: Wedding Demo, a WPF developer's story

    Planning your big day ? Or maybe CES 2010 ? Brad Cunningham at InterKnowlogy shows us an application that just might help with the planning in the future. As a research project at InterKnowlogy over about five days, Brad and a colleague put together this app that they see broader future potential than...
  • Blog Post: SplatBox, the VJ app, on Microsoft Surface

    Kevin Kennedy will have been with the Microsoft Surface team five years in January. On the blog, he's brought you How Creating Surface Apps is Different, parts one and two . You can see his intro too. It's hard to get developers out of their offices and on the blog sometimes, so I went to Kevin's office...
  • Blog Post: IdentityMine Surface apps at PDC 2008

    While at the PDC 2008 showcase, I stopped by the IdentityMine booth to see what they had cooked up on Microsoft Surface and the touch-enabled Win7. There's a great application they created for the hospitality industry that lets you take photos with a digital camera, and wi-fi sync that with Surface....
  • Blog Post: Developing for Microsoft Surface

    Just a quickOur presentation yesterday went amazingly well. The video and slides are now online here: http://channel9.msdn.com/pdc2008/PC17/ I'm off to chat with more developers now! If you have questions about things from our presentation, please post them here. -Robert
  • Blog Post: Surface Grand Piano

    Rob and Thomas think one cool use of Surface would a piano app. I agree :) Believe it or not, this concept is actually one of the first tech samples we shipped to partners in early drops of the Surface SDK. We chose this because 1) it's a good example of leveraging multi-input, 2) from an development...
  • Blog Post: How creating Surface apps is different, part 1

    In winter/spring of this year I was asked to do some applications-development training for our internal teams in China and Japan as well as our external partners. In addition to my own experiences developing Surface apps, I talked with many team members about what they thought future developers should...
  • Blog Post: ScatterView

    The Photos app is one of the most popular ones to demo. People really love the type of natural interactions it enables. David Anson was so inspired that he wrote a Silverlight demo with similar behavior. Miguel de Icaza then expanded on that to do an impressive demo of the Moonlight project. Those...
  • Blog Post: Development Frameworks

    I’ve gotten a number of emails from people who are really psyched about Surface and are wondering how to best prepare themselves to eventually be able to build killer apps for it. My best advice is to start building up expertise in the latest .NET UI frameworks since one of our goals is to make sure...
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