Touch Pack officially released

Hi,
(did you noticed I start all my post by “hi” ?)

Anyway, here is a quite good news for all of us : Microsoft has released offcially its Touch Pack for Windows 7, this means two things :
– now you can fully play with it, install it, reinstall it, put videos of it on the internet and so on.
– you don’t need to ask me for any tips on how to find it !!!

Here is the official link for it on Microsoft website :

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...

and here is a copy of the installer “someone” hosts (shhhh don’t tell anyone…) if you don’t want to install this annoying Genuine Verification Tool from M$ website :

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=K487LV...

INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS :
Be sure to remove all previous version of the TouchPack, of Virtual Earth 3D and of the XNA 3.0 framework (all can be done from the control panel on Windows 7).

Enjoy !!!

Surface SDK and Applications download

Hi,
Here is a big news : MS Surface SDK is available for download for everyone at this adress :

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...

BUT THIS IS NOT ALL.

You can find a lot of informations here :

[http://www.microsoft.com/surface/Pages/Technical/Downloads.aspx 

and also ALL SURFACE BASED APPLICATIONS.
Here are the direct links :

Concierge

http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?Lin...

Photo

http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?Lin...

Music

http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?Lin...

Newsreader

http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?Lin...

Game pack

http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?Lin...

Financial Services

http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?Lin...

Mobile Connect Demo

http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?Lin...

I didn’t try those yet but I’ll post some explainations and feedbacks as soon as possible (but I’m so excited it won’t take long)…

MS Touch Pack (suite) and Work in Progress

Hi,
So I tried this week end the touch pack on my Rear DI Setup. It was just great. I think this pack is really a good start for the expansion of multitouch devices.
So for the people who don’t know what is the content of the pack : 3 multitouch games, 1 screensaver, 1 photo collage app, 1 globe app.
For more infos on the pack, just google a little and you will find anythinkg you want about it.
As soon as my setup is complete, I swear I can make it within 1-2 weeks, I will post some pictures and videos, and I’ll publish a list of apps (win, flash, Python) which are working with the table…
By the way, my table is almost done. I’ve bough the table which will be the base of the setup.

here are some pics of the table :
http://www.conforama.fr/webapp/wcs/…

I’ve placed the illuminators (I use 6-7 of the 48 led lluminators from HK (ebay)) and the mirors and the projector. I will have a 20″ screen (maybe a little bit more but I can’t do more because I don’t want the table to be more than 45cm high.).
I still have to find the right place for the camera and to do some tests, but I hope this will be over soon.
I keep you in touch…

EDIT I won’t make it within two weeks I think, as soon as I get the glass for my table I will do some videos…

MS Touch Pack

HI everybody,
Some of you may have noticed that Microsoft showed some months ago a Pack with 6 multitouch apps.
Well, this pack is now available. (not from microsoft you sure have understood that…).
I can’t provide any informations against the EULA on the blog. So mail me, or PM on the NUI Group Forum (MashineGun), if you want more infos.

EDIT : You have to be working with Win7 to be able to play with apps from the Touch Pack…