Watch this video about Surface 2.0 from January 2012 (CES):
Microsoft also provides a portfolio of basic Microsoft Surface applications, including Concierge, Photos, and Music. You can customize these applications to provide customers with unique experiences.
Surface computing breaks down traditional barriers between people and technology, changing the way people interact with all kinds of everyday content, from photos to maps to menus. The intuitive user interface works without a traditional mouse or keyboard,
allowing people to interact with content and information by using their hands and natural movements. Users are able to access information either on their own or collaboratively with their friends and families, unlike any experience available today. Surface
computing features four key attributes:
All it takes is a simple touch.
What's more, Microsoft Surface responds to multiple touches at one time (multitouch).
All of this functionality enables a new range of social, multiuser applications.
With Microsoft Surface, you can develop applications that: