In addition to pumping out the latest versions of Windows and Office, Microsoft has been quietly developing some cutting edge technology concepts, which include “Surface”, “Play Anywhere, and more. Continue reading to view a few more.

3. Multi-Touch Laptop

We have seen the future of Tablet PCs, and it’s multi-touch. Microsoft demonstrates its new laptop touchscreen technology in this segment.

Microsoft Research Cambridge’s Steve Hodges shows off infrared-based multi-touch technology for computer laptops

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2. PlayAnywhere

PlayAnywhere is basically a “prototype interactive display surface that transforms any ordinary surface.”

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1. Surface

Microsoft’s “Surface” technology aims to replace the traditional computer — “a Windows Vista PC tucked inside a black table base, topped with a 30-inch touchscreen in a clear acrylic frame.”