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  • 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: And Now, for Your Viewing Pleasure …

    Tweet Posted by Rob Knies Sometimes, it seems like we’re awash in video choices: broadcast, cable, satellite, Internet, PC, tablet, smartphone. It can seem overwhelming. Sometimes—and stop me if you’ve heard this one before—it seems like, with all these...
  • Blog Post: Rashid to Talk Technology at Computer History Museum

    Posted by Rob Knies On Oct. 16 in Mountain View, Calif., the Computer History Museum will host a conversation between Rick Rashid , Microsoft chief research officer and worldwide head of Microsoft Research, and John Markoff of The New York Times " href="http://www.nytimes.com/" target="_blank"...
  • 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: eXtreme Computing Group: 2012 in Review

    Posted by Surajit Chaudhuri, managing director of the eXtreme Computing Group 2012 has been a year of significant developments for the eXtreme Computing Group (XCG), from changes in its organizational structure to project milestones we reached. One year ago, XCG had several teams with specific...
  • Blog Post: Royal Society Shines a Light on Ecological Conservation

    Tweet Posted by Rob Knies Animals hold a particular fascination for Lucas Joppa . Since he was a child, he has been fascinated by their comings and goings, the mysteries behind their living patterns, their prospects as species. Now, as a scientist in the Computational Ecology and...
  • Blog Post: A New, Addictive Way to Search

    Posted by Rob Knies For those who have upgraded to Windows 8 , here’s a beguiling project featured during TechFest 2013 . Called Making Smooth Topical Connections on Touch Devices, it offers an alternate, graphical way to mine, browse, and search through a database. The documents within the...
  • Blog Post: Young Interns Spend Summer Translating Songs

    Tweet Posted by Rob Knies So, how was your summer? For three Microsoft Research interns, that question has them singing a happy tune. The three—Michelle Agcamaran, Priya Ganesan, and Kat Zhou—spent the summer at Microsoft Research Redmond , working with mentor Alex...