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  • Blog Post: Science Fairgoers to See 3-D Humans Digitized in Real Time

    Posted by Rob Knies The changes wrought by technology in recent years is nothing short of astounding. First, music became digitized. Now, it’s video, in all its forms. That data can be stored, comfortably and effectively, in the cloud. And many of us walk around each day with little computers...
  • 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: Microsoft Research Redmond: Year in Review

    Posted by Peter Lee, managing director of Microsoft Research Redmond The last in a series of posts from the directors of Microsoft Research’s labs worldwide, this one from Peter Lee of Microsoft Research Redmond . Given that this was my first full calendar year at the Redmond lab of Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Research PM Gives ‘Hour of Code’ to Local Seattle Community Every Day

    Tweet Posted by Athima Chansanchai Four days a week, Frank Martinez teaches students at south Seattle’s Rainier Beach High School how to turn coding into real-world projects. On Thursdays, he educates people vulnerable to homelessness on the fundamentals of computer science...
  • 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: Research Contributions to Build 2013

    Tweet Posted by Rob Knies The launch of Windows 8 late last year provided developers with new opportunities to construct paradigm-shifting apps that can stand out in a busy application ecosystem via their ability to capitalize on touchscreen technologies. Such an evolution doesn’t...
  • 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...