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Microsoft Innovation with Microsoft Surface codename milan

Updated on June 2, 2011

What is Microsoft Surface

Microsoft Surface (code name: Milan) is a multi-touch product from Microsoft, designed as a combination of software and hardware technology, which the user sends or more uses of digital content is being manipulated by the use of natural movements, gestures or physical objects. It was announced on 29 May 2007 D5 conference. The first customer is in the hospitality industry, such as restaurants, hotels, shops, entertainment and the statement of the tactical military. The initial launch is on April 17, 2008, when the area became available for customers to use AT & T store. Area is used by MSNBC coverage of the 2008 U.S. presidential election, and was also used as exhibits in the house of the future of Disneyland, as well as various hotels and casinos. The surface is also the CBS series CSI: Miami and EXTRA! Entertainment news. By March 2009, Microsoft had 120 partners in 11 countries to create applications for the above user interface.


Microsoft Surface is the surface of the platform to respond to natural gestures and real objects. It has a user interface 360 degrees, the reflective surface of 30-inch XGA DLP projector to project below the surface of the image at the bottom and housing four cameras on the engraving machine reflections of infrared objects and human fingers on the surface. Surface, which is able to recognize and object recognition and orientation of finger tracking and multi-touch and multiple users. Users can interact with the device by touching or dragging their hands and objects such as brushes on the screen, or by placing objects in motion and placed. This paradigm of interaction with computers is known as the Natural User Interface (NUI).

AT&T store in Atlanta that has the Microsoft Surface integrated into the store.
AT&T store in Atlanta that has the Microsoft Surface integrated into the store.

The surface is optimized to respond to 52 touches at once. During a presentation to a reporter, Mark Bolger, the surface of Computing Group marketing director, "dipped" in a finger on the screen color palette, drag it to the screen to draw a smiley face. He then used all 10 fingers at the same time to give the face a full head of hair. Using a specially designed bar code style "tag Surface" on the matter, Microsoft Surface can provide different functions, for example, offers additional options that automatically adjust to the dinner wine is consumed, depending on the type of wine set on or in combination with a password, so user authentication.

Microsoft business unit of area is $ 12,500 (individual), while the Microsoft Developer costs $ 15,000 per unit area and includes a developer, five seats and support. However, Microsoft said it expects prices to fall enough for the consumer versions available in 2010.

Microsoft Surface in a bar
Microsoft Surface in a bar

Uses of Microsoft Surface

A commercial Microsoft Surface unit $ 12,500 (unit only), while a developer on Microsoft Surface unit costs $ 15,000 and comes with a developer, five seats and support. [5] However, Microsoft said it expects prices to drop enough to make consumer versions feasible in 2010.

Partner companies to use Surface in their hotels, restaurants and shops. The surface is used for eating at restaurants, plan vacations and spots to choose a visit from the hotel room. Starwood Hotels plan to allow users to drop a credit card on the table to pay for music, books, and other amenities offered at the resort. AT & T stores, including the use of Surface interactive presentation of the plan scope, and functions of the phone, in addition to dropping two different phones on the table and the customer to look at prices, features, and plans to compare. MSNBC coverage of the 2008 U.S. presidential election Surface used to share with the audience information and analysis of the race leading up to the election. Checking the anchor polling results and election, see the trends and demographic information and explores county maps to determine voting patterns and predicting outcomes, all with a flick of his finger. Some hotels and casinos, allowing users a variety of things to do, like watch videos, view maps, drinks, play games and chat and flirt with people between the Surface table .


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      David Charles 

      4 years ago from New York

      awesome reflection

    • isyan profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago

      @lionfire: yeah I agree.. our technology nowadays has a rapid growth factor.. the expensive computers in this time will be price half of its original price in a span of 2-5years.. so if you can wait.. Good for you..

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      7 years ago

      codename:Milan (windows touch)

      this pc will one day bee everywhere use gamers have an eye on this new platforms.Even if for now its more user friendly just for surfing maybe even for gaming one day.

      It would be a good idea to maybe not over sell a product like touch until most people have an I5 or even a I3 in there computer. A good example of this is vista.Vista isent a bad program in its conception the problem is is that it came out 2 to 3 years before most people had the necessary hardware to rune the program(any computer that has over 4go ram and a pros dual or quad core doesn't have any problem running it)

      When vista came out most people stile had pentium4's (mono core) in their computer and only 2go of ram .

      a crude over-site.

      will touch be different humm

      well I don't know.

      if your buying or planing to bye a pc with touch.. don't get the cheap one (pc configuration) it just wont work properly...if you pay for the uber config I7 pross - 8go ram - SSD hard-drive and a dissent(resent)graphic-card (Ati HD 6950 or Geforce GTX 560) then your in for a treat

      remember in a year most of this components will be cheaper.


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