Well after a bit of work and some help from this blog post, I was able to get the Microsoft Surface SDK working on my 64bit Vista machine. The documentation for the SDK says that it needs to run on 32bit Vista but Steven Robbins seems to have figured out the steps to get around that. Now that I have it up and running I hope to put up a few blog posts on doing Surface development and hopefully I won't run into any issues using 64bit. If anyone would like to donate me the money to buy an actual Surface unit I would be grateful, but until then the Surface simulator appears to be a decent environment that allows you to hook up multiple mice to act as different finger touches. The below sample application comes with the sdk and allows you to select a picture to create a puzzle out of and then put the puzzle together. I can't wait to get my hands dirty and create a Surface application of my own.
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