Microsoft Technology Alliance
xRez Studio has had a longstanding working relationship with both Microsoft Live Labs and Microsoft Research, having supplied them with content and feedback for their innovative and cutting-edge gigapixel viewing technologies such as HD View, Seadragon, and Silverlight Deep Zoom. In addition, Microsoft played a central role acting as the primary sponsor of our 2008 Yosemite Extreme Panoramic Imaging Project, which they have showcased on the Surface multi-touch unit, as well featuring in their Seadragon web showcase.
Seadragon example taken from a single still with the 40 megapixel Hasselblad H3D.
LINK to MS Surface Interview