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Surface in the Classroom Accessory Design Challenge
Calling all designers, educators, students & parents! We want your ideas for how classrooms can evolve to support 1:1 learning with Surface tablets. Submit a design sketch and a description of your idea, and you will be entered for a chance to win a Surface 2, or a Surface Pro 2. Tablets are transforming...
2 Dec 2013
Windows Surface Slate/Tablet Announcements and changes to SUR40 branding
With the announcement of Windows Surface devices see press release and new site which includes additional information including a video and images and the complete event video and announcement on Microsoft News Center . I just wanted to confirm that the current official Microsoft Surface...
20 Jun 2012
Best of Innovations 2012: Next Generation Microsoft Surface
Samsung SUR40 for Microsoft Surface (SUR40) is now available for purchase through Samsung channel and reseller partners. The device, manufactured by Samsung, was selected as an International Consumer Electronics Show “Best of Innovations 2012” award winner. For updates, monitor Microsoft Surface . The...
1 Feb 2012
The technology revolution consumerisation of IT and research opportunities
Last week the National Retail Federation (NRF) conference in New York took place last, showcasing some of emerging trends and innovation. The feedback from the event really made me start thinking about how are we positioning the consumerisation of IT within your teaching and research? At the NFT...
25 Jan 2012
Microsoft Surface 2 SUR40 International CES “Best of Innovations 2012” award winner.
Last week I had the pleasure of playing with a SUR40 Surface 2 at the BETT Show. The SUR 40 is a 40-inch full HD LCD, that can be mounted horizontally or vertically and incorporates PixelSense technology which allows NUI controls not just touch. The SUR 40 is now shipping and available through Samsung...
22 Jan 2012
Samsung Surface 2 SUR40 a bit more about PixelSense
With Samsung accepting table pre-orders for January delivery and screen production now ramping up, it looks like I will be seeing a lot of the devices within teaching, learning and research in 2012. A number of UK universities have now placed pre orders for the SUR40 and it looks like we may finally...
2 Dec 2011
New Samsung SUR40 for Microsoft Surface Is Available to Pre-order Starting Today
Many UK Universities are already using Microsoft Surface to conduct some amazing teaching learning and research. Samsung and Microsoft announced today that a new, more versatile Microsoft Surface device is now available for pre-order, the near final stop on its journey from lab to marketplace. You can...
17 Nov 2011
NUI and application interaction Bing maps and Bing Streetside view
I was at the University of York yesterday and had a quick conversation re: the opportunity of the Microsoft Kinect SDK and Bing maps. The conversation was specifically in relation to Bing Street Side View Maps and Open Street Maps and the interaction with a NUI using the Kinect device. This conversation...
26 Aug 2011
Surface 2 now has Bing maps support
I am pleased to announce to all those interested in Surface 2.0 developments that the Bing team have released the Beta of a WPF version of their Bing maps control. You can now Download the map control and write some mapping enabled Surface applications. The Bing Map APIs will be consistent with the Silverlight...
25 Aug 2011
Surface 2.0 SUR40 SDK now available
On the 12th of July 2011 Microsoft released the Surface 2.0 SDK. The SDK simply makes it easy to create engaging experiences, using multitouch and object interaction, for the next generation device for Microsoft Surface – the Samsung SUR40 for Microsoft Surface. The Surface 2.0 SDK replaces the Microsoft...
12 Jul 2011
Microsoft Surface 2.0 SDK to be launched on the 12th of July
Today I’m excited to share with some exciting development news relating to Microsoft Surface and how were helping you support the next generation device – the Samsung SUR40 Microsoft Surface. Microsoft Surface 2.0 SDK releases next week! At MIX 2011, the Surface Team announced that they would release...
8 Jul 2011
Microsoft Surface in education
As many of you are aware, the new Microsoft Surface was unveiled at CES 2011. Microsoft Surface 2.0 also has a dedicated web site . There you’ll learn about the Surface experience and get a look at the Samsung SUR40 for Microsoft Surface . It seems that lots of people are really interested in Microsoft...
27 Jun 2011
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