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Internet Explorer 10 Broadens Flash Support

by Jeff Martin on  Mar 14, 2013 1

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.

Researcher Breaches Windows RT's Security System

by Jeff Martin on  Jan 10, 2013

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.

Surface SDK 2.0 Targets Windows Touch Devices

by Abel Avram on  Jul 12, 2011

With Microsoft Surface SDK 2.0 one can write applications for both Surface and Windows Touch devices.

MIX 2011: What to Expect

by Jonathan Allen on  Apr 12, 2011 3

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.

A DSL for Multi-touch Gestures

by Jonathan Allen on  Oct 22, 2010

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 Widespread Release of the Surface SDK Brings New Features

by Jonathan Allen on  Dec 10, 2009

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 Bringing Multitouch to Windows

by Jonathan Allen on  Oct 26, 2008

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.

Windows 7 Will Be the Next Operating System from Microsoft

by Abel Avram on  May 29, 2008

Chris Flores, a Microsoft director on the Windows Client Communications Team, talks about the future of Windows.

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