What is Microsoft Surface

What is Microsoft Surface? How do I Install/develop applications using Microsoft Surface?

Microsoft in its endeavor of bringing exciting tools and products has come up with yet another interesting product being termed as Microsoft Surface. It is very interesting to read about this technology and also eager to see how this can change the way people use computers and touch screens.

So What is Microsoft Surface? Please read this definition as taken from their website http://www.microsoft.com/surface/en/us/Pages/Product/WhatIs.aspx

"Microsoft Surface is a revolutionary multi-touch computer that responds to natural hand gestures and real-world objects, helping people interact with digital content in a simple and intuitive way. With a large, horizontal user interface, Surface offers a unique gathering place where multiple users can collaboratively and simultaneously interact with data and each other. "

I am a Software Developer and interested to see how I can create applications that use this Surface technology from Microsoft?

Here is the pointer to the SDK (Software Development Kit) for Microsoft Surface that developers can use it to develop applications that run on this computer.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=3db8987b-47c8-46ca-aafb-9c3b36f43bcc

How do you create the development environment to start programming? is there a simulator for Microsoft Surface?
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee804774.aspx

Where can I get help and documentation about Microsoft Surface?
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee804845.aspx

You can watch this and experience this technology on Microsoft Showcase
http://www.microsoft.com/surface/en/us/Pages/Experience/Showcase.aspx

SharePoint 2010 Benefits and Requirements

Microsoft is coming up with its latest Portal and Collaboration Software under Share Point Series with the release of SharePoint 2010. The entire IT community who were using Microsoft Officer SharePoint Server are eager to know the new features of MOSS 2010. Apparently there are many benefits with the latest release of this software. Lets look into some of the same and also the requirements of installing this software.

SharePoint 2010 Benefits - Business Collaboration Software for the Enterprise and the web:
http://sharepoint2010.microsoft.com/product/Benefits/Overview/Pages/default.aspx

What is new in SharePoint 2010?

SharePoint Foundation 2010:
http://sharepoint2010.microsoft.com/product/related-technologies/Pages/SharePoint-Foundation-2010.aspx

SharePoint Designer 2010:
http://sharepoint2010.microsoft.com/product/related-technologies/Pages/SharePoint-Designer-2010.aspx

Go through the preliminarily system requirements for installing and Configuring SharePoint 2010 Software:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc262485(office.14).aspx

There are many online community resources and forums from where you can get the reviews and feedback of this new Software from Microsoft.