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  • Blog Post: Microsoft Research Redmond: 2012 in Review

    Posted by Eric Horvitz and Yi-Min Wang, managing co-directors of Microsoft Research Redmond As we look back on the year at Microsoft Research Redmond , a flood of creative efforts and achievements come to mind. These include mission-focused pursuits aimed at solving urgent challenges, the pursuit...
  • Blog Post: Programming Languages in the Eternal City

    Posted by Rob Knies The Symposium on Principles of Programming Languages (POPL) is an annual gathering of thought leaders from around the world to discuss all aspects of programming languages and systems, so it is a given that as the 40th instance of the event gets under way in Rome on Jan. 23...
  • Blog Post: TouchDevelop Now Available as Web App

    Posted by Rob Knies If you’re a software developer—or if you follow the work of software developers—you’ve probably heard of TouchDevelop , a Microsoft Research app that enables you to write code for your phone using scripts on your phone. Its ability to bring the excitement...
  • Blog Post: Researcher Varghese Captures IEEE Kobayashi Award

    Tweet Posted by Rob Knies To hear George Varghese tell it, his research career got off to a rather inauspicious debut. “I wasn’t exactly a shining star when I graduated from Indian Institute of Technology Bombay,” he says. “I was hardly the one who would...
  • Blog Post: Presenting Our New ACM Fellows

    Posted by Rob Knies Each year, the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) recognizes several of its members for their contributions to computing by naming them as Fellows. Today, 46 ACM members have been named as Fellows—and six of them are from Microsoft Research, representing four different...
  • Blog Post: Bringing TouchDevelop to the Cloud

    Tweet Posted by Rob Knies In this new, cloud-enabled era, users of various devices want—nay, expect —their apps and data to be available everywhere and all the time. The future is here, right, so why not? The devil, though, as always, is in the details. And details...
  • Blog Post: Programming Contest Yields Surprising Results

    Tweet Posted by Rob Knies What if they held a programming competition involving hundreds of teams—and everybody won? That might seem improbable, but when viewed through the prism of the contest’s value to its participants, that was precisely what happened during the...
  • Blog Post: TouchDevelop Scripts Unleashed

    Posted by Rob Knies If you’re a software developer, particularly one interested in mobile devices, you might have heard of TouchDevelop . Many have. A project from the Research in Software Engineering (RiSE) team at Microsoft Research Redmond , TouchDevelop is a programming environment and...