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  • Blog Post: Bringing Predictability to Cloud Server Storage

    Tweet Posted by Rob Knies In theory, the logic behind cloud computing seems undeniable: lots of data-center servers providing lots of computing power and storage to lots of customers. It’s the beauty of scale: Everybody wins—right? In practice, as you might guess, things...
  • Blog Post: OSDI ’14 Highlight: Preserving Trust in the Cloud

    Tweet Posted by Rob Knies The advent of the era of cloud computing is disrupting the IT industry, but one issue continues to impede a headlong rush to the cloud: trust. That’s the contention of Andrew Baumann , ( @1andrewb ) a Microsoft researcher whose paper Shielding applications...
  • 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: Microsoft Research Silicon Valley: End-of-Year Reflections

    Posted by Roy Levin, managing director of Microsoft Research Silicon Valley The latest in a series of posts from the directors of Microsoft Research’s labs worldwide, this one from Roy Levin of Microsoft Research Silicon Valley . Microsoft Research (MSR) recently celebrated its 20th anniversary...