Microsoft Releases Windows 7 and Surface SDK

At PDC today, Microsoft gave the first public demonstration of Windows 7. Until now, the company has been uncharacteristically secretive about its new OS; over the past few months, Microsoft has let on that the taskbar will undergo a number of changes, and that many bundled applications would be unbundled and shipped with Windows Live instead. Also Microsoft released Windows Azure... a "cloud computing" platform that aims to compete with Amazon's existing EC2 (Elastic Compute Cloud).
Whats new?
  • Aero's Animation Engine
  • New Taskbar
  • Device Stage
  • Home Groups
  • Jump Lists
  • Libraries
  • Multi-Touch and Gesturing Support
  • Unified Search
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Responses

Interesting to see its the HP Touchsmart PC that is being used to demonstrate the multitouch functions in Windows 7!

Yep is was only a matter of time before a screen manufacturer integrated multi touch interface directly into a flat panel display.

Really want to check out how this thing works!

And where has Microsoft made available the SDK?

That hockey demo is really funny though. Clearly there’s some wrong inputs going on. I’m surprised they actually uploaded that video.

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