Microsoft releases Surface SP1

Microsoft Surface represents the next generation of customer digital interaction. There’s no mouse or keyboard, the product employs a camera-based vision system that lets users grab digital content with their hands and move information between objects with simple gestures and touches.

Here’s a video from CrunchGear that shows off new features:

Service Pack 1 feature highlights:

Application Development

  • API enhancements, WFP library and menu controls
  • Stress testing tool
  • 128-big identity tag resources.

New platform capabilities

  • Enabling users to quickly switch between applications using tagged object routing
  • Background service application support.

Improved User Interface

  • Improved “Access Points”
  • Single application mode
  • Touch/contact feedback and visualization.


  • Localized end-user and administrative interface in available counties
  • New calibration guides removing need for external display during configuration
  • Microsoft Update integration
  • Microsoft Management Pack support.

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