More good details on the Microsoft Surface/WPF connection
I pointed to some initial info about Microsoft Surface when it launched a few days ago.
Next, Scott Guthrie mentioned more about the WPF connection: http://weblogs.asp.net/scottgu/archive/2007/05/30/microsoft-surface-and-wpf.aspx
Now, I just ran into a good interview of Nigel Keam, a member of the Microsoft Surface team, by Nate Anderson. What lurks below Microsoft’s Surface? A brief Q&A with Microsoft – published on arstechnica.com.
Lots of interesting tidbits, but most important for the WPF community:
Surface applications can be written in Windows Presentation Foundation or XNA. The development process is much like normal Vista development, but custom WPF controls had to be created by the Surface team due to the unique interface of Surface. Developers already proficient in WPF have been trained in the idiosyncrasies of writing Surface apps and should be available to customize Surface deployments for the large hotels, casinos, and restaurants at which the machines will first be deployed.