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Thompson pete microsoft

  1. 1. Pete ThompsonGeneral ManagerSurface Computing
  2. 2. Surface computing uses sensing and display technology to infuse everyday surfaces with digital content and is comprised of the following unique attributes:Direct interaction Multi-touch Multi-user Object recognition
  3. 3. The concept of an interactive table is bornA dedicated group is formed, and more than 85 prototypes are developed The first prototype is presented to Bill Gates The final look and feel of Surface is finalized Microsoft Surface is unveiled to the world
  4. 4. May ‘07: AnnouncementLate ‘07 / ‘08: Initial deployments to current launch partners• HW & SDK available for partners2008: Scaled deployments to current launch partners andadditional leisure, entertainment and retail companies in U.S.Future Markets: • Future Verticals: government, education, enterprise and eventually the home • International Expansion: While international deployment plans have yet to be announced, they will occur some time after scaled deployments in U.S.

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