Last week, diTii.com reported that Microsoft would be releasing Microsoft Surface SDK at WPC11 on July 12. It's here, The Surface team has announced the release of the Microsoft Surface SDK and related resources.
Below are the links to the development resources we promised.
Microsoft Surface 2 Development Whitepaper, Microsoft Surface 2 Design and Interaction Guide and Microsoft Surface 2 Hands-on Labs are all offered free of charge through the company's Download Center.
Microsoft Surface 2 Development Whitepaper "provides an overview of the Microsoft Surface application development process. It provides detailed information about the Surface platform and unique capabilities of the hardware. Topics include the Surface 2.0 SDK, vision based touch input, and system architecture. This development whitepaper covers the basic end-to-end process for creating great Surface applications," the software giant said.
While, Microsoft Surface 2 Design and Interaction Guide "helps designers and developers create Surface applications for Microsoft Surface and Windows 7 touch PCs. Developing compelling Surface experiences requires a different approach to interface design. This document presents design principles and guidelines to address key aspects of application interface design including: interaction, visual, sound, text, and more," the company added.
In addition, developers can also download no less than 11 hands on labs that offer extra content on top of what's already available on 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," Microsoft said.
Note: All these resources and links can be accessed through new Surface Developer Center, or by going to Surface.com and clicking on "Technical Resources & Support".
- Microsoft Surface 2.0 SDK and Runtime
- Microsoft Surface 2 Development Whitepaper
- Microsoft Surface 2 Design and Interaction Guide
- Microsoft Surface 2 Hands-on Labs
- Microsoft Surface Migration Power Toy
- MSDN Documentation
- MSDN Forums
[Source: Microsoft Surface]