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MIX 2011: Microsoft Surface 2 and Windows Touch

Microsoft having a great time at MIX 2011, and channel 9 has posted two Microsoft Surface 2 presentations Microsoft had on day one.

Here’s a full room (photsynth of the room):

And, below, you can watch the presentation videos:

“This presentation will introduce you to the new Microsoft Surface Hardware and explain how you can write applications for it. By the end of the presentation you will have learned how to use the Microsoft Surface 2 SDK to write an application that bridges the physical world we live in to the virtual world on the Surface. We will also discuss what it takes to write an application that targets both Microsoft Surface Hardware and Windows Touch Enabled Devices. And of course, you’ll learn tricks of the trade, like how to write an app right away using the new Microsoft Surface Input Simulator. We’ll focus on WPF development, but anyone with an interest in NUI should be able to follow and enjoy the presentation.”

Microsoft Surface 2 and Windows Touch:

The Natural User Interface (NUI) is a hot topic that generates a lot of excitement, but there’re only a handful of companies doing real innovation with NUIs and most of the practical experience in the NUI style of design and development is limited to a small number of experts. The Microsoft Surface MVPs are a subset of these experts that’ve extensive real-world experience with Microsoft Surface and other NUI devices. This session is a panel featuring the Microsoft Surface MVPs and an unfiltered discussion with each other and the audience about the state of the art in NUI design and development. We’ll share our experiences and ideas, discuss what we think NUI will look like in the near future, and back up our statements with cutting-edge demonstrations prepared by the panelists involving combinations of Microsoft Surface 2.0, Kinect, and other NUI devices.”

Natural User Interfaces, Today and Tomorrow; An Interactive Discussion and Demonstration:

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