Microsoft has announced increased Flash support on IE10 running on Windows 8 and Windows RT. This content will now be enabled to run by default and solidifies Flash's position on the Windows platform.
An independent security researcher has discovered a way to run unsigned desktop applications on Windows RT running on Microsoft's Surface. InfoQ has an exclusive interview with the creator of the exploit.
With Microsoft Surface SDK 2.0 one can write applications for both Surface and Windows Touch devices.
HTML 5, Silverlight 5, and a surprise announcement about Windows Phone 7 look to be on the table at MIX 2011. We are also going to see information on Surface 2, ECMAScript 5, the next version of Web Forms, and the Microsoft Media Platform.
As part of the TouchToolkit, Frank Maurer and Shahedul Huq Khandkar have created a DSL for multi-touch gestures. The language is in a declarative style with two sections. The first section, labeled “validate”, contains the rules used to determine if a specific gesture is being performed. The second section contains the return values for the gesture.
The Microsoft Surface SDK has been released to the general public. Along with lifting the restrictions on who can use it, there is a service pack bringing new functionality including contact visualizations “that provide users with instant and consistent visual feedback when they touch the Microsoft Surface screen.”
Microsoft is planning on publicly releasing the Surface SDK at this year's PDC. This is seen by some as the next step towards bringing their multitouch technology to the Windows operating system.
Chris Flores, a Microsoft director on the Windows Client Communications Team, talks about the future of Windows.