Adobe Shows That Microsoft is Cool Again (Update: Behind the Scenes)



I don’t know how much of this is concept and how much is shipping today in the new Adobe Creative¬†Cloud, but the following video reinforces my conviction that Microsoft is doing some very cool and very powerful things. The title of this video is “Adobe Illustrator on MS Surface,” but I see a whole lot of other stuff going on here–Windows Phone, Xbox, video editing, sound editing, etc.

If anyone still doubts Microsoft, I think they’re either very stubborn or simply not paying attention. Or both. The devil is in the details, of course, and Microsoft needs to execute this vision, but as far as visions go it’s pretty compelling.

Update: Here’s some background information on the making of the video. Looks like it’s a lot of futuristic stuff that’s concept today, but based on some real technology.


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