• 20th Anniversary Gets a Fitting Finale

    Posted by Rob Knies

    Microsoft Research Redmond "fishbowls"

    “The sun never sets on Microsoft Research.”

    That’s Peter Lee, Microsoft distinguished scientist and managing director of Microsoft Research Redmond, making his introductory remarks Sept. 27 during an event in Redmond commemorating Microsoft Research’s 20th anniversary. But if you’ve been following this space for the past 24 hours or so, you already know that.

    From Beijing to Bangalore; from Cambridge, U.K., to Cambridge, Mass.; from Silicon Valley to Redmond—across six locations on three continents, researchers, scientists, and academics have taken the opportunity to acknowledge the accomplishments delivered over two decades of Microsoft Research—and to get a glimpse of the great things to come.

  • A Big Thank You to All of You!

    With the anniversary behind us, we wanted to take a moment to thank all of you for the congratulations and well wishes sent to us.  We also want to thank those of you who joined us in our locations to mark the anniversary.  Your participation made this event a day to remember. We will be posting the lectures from the day’s celebration live in the coming weeks and months. Our first lectures are live now and you can watch them here. Be sure to subscribe to get the latest lecture content from the anniversary lecture series.

    We also want to thank Rob for sharing the anniversary activities from around the world. Rob is going to be off for the next few days for some much needed sleep and will be back blogging next week.

    Thanks, again!