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

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