In the demo NFC is used to launch apps, dial numbers, program GPS destinations and even to turn a normal cradle into an NFC-enabled cradle.
I think the only element that would make NFC even more useful would have been the ability to make certain tags trusted, such that they would not need confirmation before activating. Hopefully this is something Microsoft can add in the future.
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