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Can MS Surface run Microsoft Surface Globe?

    Question

  • The MS Surface has Windows Vista OS. So, does the MS Surface Globe application developed on Windows 7 touch pack work on the MS Surface without upgrading the surface to Windows 7? If it does, is there any direction on how to install and run the Surface Globe app on the actual surface? If not, do we know when the MS Surface can be upgraded to Windows 7 so that the ouch pack can be leveraged?

    thanks for any replies!

    Monday, February 22, 2010 7:24 PM

Answers

  • This is something that comes up a lot. The Microsoft Touch Pack for Windows 7 is a collection of applications for touch capable Windows 7 computers. But, they don't actually run on the current Surface hardware.

    We do not have a date for Windows 7 support on the current version of the hardware.


    Josh Curry (jcurry) | Sr. Support Escalation Engineer | Microsoft Surface Support
    Monday, February 22, 2010 8:39 PM

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  • This is something that comes up a lot. The Microsoft Touch Pack for Windows 7 is a collection of applications for touch capable Windows 7 computers. But, they don't actually run on the current Surface hardware.

    We do not have a date for Windows 7 support on the current version of the hardware.


    Josh Curry (jcurry) | Sr. Support Escalation Engineer | Microsoft Surface Support
    Monday, February 22, 2010 8:39 PM
  • If you are in need of a Bing Maps 3D map control for Surface, then you should look at InfoStrat.VE. You can replicate almost all of the mapping functionality of Surface Globe using that control. There is also a version of the control available for regular WPF, multi-touch on WPF 3.5 SP1, and multi-touch on WPF 4.
    Saturday, February 27, 2010 6:24 AM
  • If you are willing to experiment, you could try install Windows7 with the latest build of the MultiTouchVista libraries. These libraries will install a Windows 7 multitouch HID compatible driver, allowing to use windows7-compatible multitouch applications. The latest build of MultiTouchVista also support the Surface vision system.

    Here is a demonstration of Windows7 on the Surface: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T2L4BZjsUfM

    It's not supported!!


    Tuesday, March 02, 2010 10:52 AM
  • KoenRottevell is on the right way => it works i tried it ;)
    Thursday, March 04, 2010 12:24 PM
  • Also...

    WPF Map released from the Bing team today!

    http://blogs.msdn.com/b/surface/archive/2011/08/23/bing-maps-wpf-control-available-today.aspx

    That should make it easy for you to display a map in your WPF application.

    Thanks!

    -Luis


    Luis Cabrera. Platform Program Manager -- Microsoft Surface @luisito_cabrera Disclaimer: This post is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confer no rights.
    Tuesday, August 23, 2011 11:07 PM