Surface: Doing Presentations with Ink

Do you need to do presentations,  live demos or teach with  your Surface then you probably need ZoomIt. Written by Mark Russinovich, here is how he introduces it.

ZoomIt is a screen zoom and annotation tool for technical presentations that include application demonstrations. ZoomIt runs unobtrusively in the tray and activates with customizable hotkeys to zoom in on an area of the screen, move around while zoomed, and draw on the zoomed image. I wrote ZoomIt to fit my specific needs and use it in all my presentations.

ZoomIt works on all versions of Windows and you can use pen input for ZoomIt drawing on tablet PCs.

It’s a great tool and you can use your Surface Pen to add ink over your live screen shots. Oh – and it’s free. 


If you just need to magnify portions of the screen you can use the  built-in Windows Screen Magnifier, but being able to ink on the screen makes it well worth the tiny download.

Microsoft Surface Hub to Pair Natively with Crestron Enterprise Solutions

From: AV Network

Two powerhouses have joined forces: Microsoft’s highly anticipated Surface Hub will be controlled natively by Crestron.

The large format Windows touch display will be paired with Crestron’s DigitalMedia Presentation System (DMPS), TSW touchscreens, TSS scheduling panels, and a set of USB extenders, enabling display on the Surface Hub from any device in the room or enterprise. Touch functionality will pass seamlessly from the Surface Hub to any of the connected devices, and Windows 10 apps—such as Skype for business—can launch on any of the devices, up at the display or at the table. Environmental settings can be adjusted directly on the Surface Hub using Crestron’s App, including shades, lights, and temperature.

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