Microsoft® Surface® 2.0 SDK and Runtime & Surface 2.0 Pre-Order Starts – and the Game begins

Microsoft has begun Pre-Order of the most awaited Microsoft Surface 2.0 technologies, and device named as Samsung SUR40, which running with Surface 2.0 on Windows 7 and hardware configuration is Dual Core AMD (Athlon X2) – 2.9 Ghz, 4GB RAM, AMD HD6750 GPU with 1GB dedicated VGA RAM. Read more from information source RedmondPie.

The ‘wow’ factor lies in PixelSense, though, and as Redmond-based Microsoft revealed earlier this year, “Every pixel is acting as a camera, so the surface of the PC can actually see.” The panel can recognize 50-points of simultaneous interaction, which takes multi-touch gesturing to a whole new level. Put simply, if five people created gestures at the same time using each finger and thumb, the Surface would be able to recognize and act on each.

So what is out there interesting for developers. For developers keen to create apps for the Samsung SUR 40, a developers’ kit available is available over at the Surface Developers Center.

Quoting from MSDN Download Center about Surface SDK here (SDK Download also available here)

With the Microsoft® Surface® 2.0 SDK, you can easily create applications to take advantage of the next generation Surface computing device. The applications you create can be adapted for other Windows 7 touch-enabled devices as well.

Development platform that delivers familiarity and innovation opportunity:

• Build upon Windows 7, NET 4.0 and WPF 4.0 and integrates with Visual Studio 2010

• Benefit from consistency in experience across Windows 7 devices with the Surface multi-touch controls.

• Develop multi-user, multi-touch and object interaction unique to Surface 2.0 – innovative experiences that excite users and customers.

Easy to use tools and resources you need:

• The Surface 2.0 SDK includes controls, API, samples, and documentation to create applications that take advantage of PixelSense™. You can also use it to create touch applications for other Windows 7 touch devices.

• The Surface 2.0 SDK Microsoft Input Simulator allows you to develop and test on Windows 7 PCs (32 or 64-bit)

and you can even try Microsoft® Surface® 2 Hands-on Labs

This package contains 11 hands on labs to supplement the Microsoft Surface 2.0 Online Training Course. Each lab contains a walkthrough and starter projects to provide guided step-by-step practical experience for developing Surface applications. Topics include using ScatterView, vision based object recognition, Microsoft Surface Input Simulator, drag and drop APIs, Library Container, 360 degree interfaces, and more.

View more Surface 2.0 Introduction videos

Microsoft Surface 2 Demo CES 2011 2

Microsoft Surface Demo on Samsung SUR40

Samsung SUR-40 with Microsoft Surface 2.0 Demo – 40-inch Touchscreen Table @ IFA 2011

Samsung SUR40 + Microsoft Surface 2 First Look

interesting isn’t it?. go ahead and search for more videos in youtube..

That’s all for now.. Good day!

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