It goes without saying that for multi-touch to be successful in Windows 7 and beyond, there will have to be healthy ecosystem of applications that enable people to use their computer in ways they have not even dreamt of yet. It will have to go beyond zooming and panning.
Microsoft is now starting the process of educating developers at PDC 2008, hoping to spark a bit of creativity in the marketspace. Fortunately for those of us not able to attend PDC, the session on developing mult-touch apps for Windows 7 is available online for our viewing. Head over and check it out.