PDC 2008 – Following All The Mobile News

Some points of interest for us mobile, Tablet PC and Touch users — This isn’t going to be really a ‘Live Blogging’, but I’ll keep this post updated frequently with some important news coming form the Live Keynote going on right now!

Stay Tuned for some Updates!

Cool new Taskbar — previews in Full Screen — shows different tabs in IE as separate windows

Snapping of windows by ‘docking’ automatically — tiled or Full Screen

New Libraries feature for browsing files and folders

Windows Home Group — automatically connect to all computers when you turn on your computer and attach to network

New lightweight media player built in — playing music from other computers on the network

Easy to share and create custom themes — Very cool!

10-28-2008 12-05-37 PM

TOUCH NOW!!

HP TouchSmart on the screen

Added 25% more space when using Touch

Repowered mouse commands with Touch! Showing MS Word being scrolled with your finger

9:05 — Time update

Click and Gestures with your finger — fwd and back

Tuned to touch — windows explorer — scroll

New re facing of paint — for touch friendly use ???

Paint in Paint with your finger!

9:10 — Time update

Virtual Earth (type application) using Multi touch demo

They are moving on to other features now — I will still be watching, but looks like the Touch/Interface talk is moving to something else – Live Services.

They are now showing Autodesk application using Multitouch — Rotate 3D CAD drawings with your finger — modify the drawing as well!   Nice

Showing Windows 7 on a Netbook — only using 1/2 the 1Gig or ram at boot — big improvement!

Native Mount and Create Virtual Hard Drives — Boot from the same VHD multiple times

Nice Multi monitor changes — rotate and do more right form Windows

Remote Desktop enhancements — You can use multiple monitors during the remote desktop

Time Update — 9:40

Beta – ““Early Next Year”

RTM – ““No New Information” — ““The right time to release is 3 years after availability of Vista”

Comment – ““Please develop for 64bit” — big emphasis on this

Time Update — 9:50

Now we are really getting off topic for our site –   developing in .NET — unless they talk about developing for Touch :) — I’ll stay listening — Updating as needed will continue.

I had to step away — but when I came back they were showing a very cool picture application on the HP — WPF with multitouch — adding tags using your finger and browsing the tags and photos with your finger on the screen

Added — Multitouch now in WPF

10:50

OneNote on the Web!   Desktop and Web synced!

Here are some pictures of the UI from Ars Technica, which won’t be the last we’ll see I’m sure.