Microsoft Surface renamed to Microsoft PixelSense

by Semper IT Services 19. June 2012 12:38

With the introduction of Microsoft Surface, Microsoft delivered a new way for users to interact with technology in natural and inviting ways. Earlier this year, Microsoft and Samsung delivered the next generation vision-based device with Microsoft PixelSense technology on Windows 7 - the Samsung SUR40. Today Microsoft announced that they are extending the Surface brand again to deliver Microsoft designed and manufactured tablet devices that showcase the capabilities of Windows 8.

This means the devices we previously knew as Microsoft Surface are now being rebranded to Microsoft PixelSense. Only the name has changed! The Samsung SUR40 with Microsoft PixelSense delivers an innovative way to bring people together to connect, learn and decide using touch and everyday objects, making it a valuable tool for almost every organisation.

At Semper IT Services we will continue to build new and innovative solutions for all forms of multi-touch and interactive devices like the Microsoft Pixelsense and the new Microsoft Surface devices.

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PixelSense | Surface | Windows 8

Improve performance on LibraryBar and LibraryStack control

by Semper IT Services 11. June 2012 10:54

For a customer I had to build an application that looked like the original Photo application that is available for Surface 1. One of the main points in this application is the use of the "LibraryBar" and "LibraryStack" control. There is a very good examples on how to use these controls available on the MSDN forum:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff727821.aspx

Soon after starting the development I noticed that performance of this control was not good when I started filling the control with more and more images. Some of these images where quite large this dramatically impacted the performance of scrolling or browsing through the Library.
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PixelSense | Surface

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Early 2009 Semper IT Services decided to focus on the Microsoft Surface. Alongside Surface also other touch devices like Windows 8, Windows 7 and Windows Phone 7 became a priority. After a couple of years Semper IT Services now has lots of experience with Multitouch.

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