For the last week, I have been in love with Photosynth. It was a tech preview in view-only mode for quite a while, but now we finally released it to the masses.
I've created three synths from existing pictures, i.e., from pictures I took without having Photosynth in mind. These are my first experiments:
But these ones are much better:
Photosynth is a prime example of the execution on our Software + Services vision. It combines the best of the web with local computing power (on Windows).
PS: I have a 40 Megapixel picture of Mount Rainier stitched from the same pictures as above. For the stitching I used Windows Live Photo Gallery. You can view it using Silverlight DeepZoom technology.