Microsoft Surface as a Line of Business Platform
By now many people have seen the capabilities of Microsoft Surface. If you haven’t, you can check it out here.
While it has generated a great deal of buzz for being innovative and compelling, most of the press around it has been focused on the consumer aspect of the platform (for example, being used in select Sheraton Hotel bars as a way to order drinks without a waiter or as a new kind of kiosk). There hasn’t been much press about Microsoft Surface being an innovative way to deliver line of business applications, but those types of applications are coming out of the woodwork now.
Guy Barrette found this amazing video of a great application built in WPF (Windows Presentation Foundation) for the Microsoft Surface platform. In a nutshell, it is an application that allows a doctor to view a patient’s anatomical information (stored in the cloud in Microsoft’s Health Vault) as well as powerful visualization of the data.