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Papers, awards, and accolades during SIGCOMM 2014 highlight Microsoft achievements in the networking community, while deployments in Azure data centers underscore the value of collaboration between research and product teams.
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Date: 19 August 2014
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A Microsoft researcher is working toward a multisensory future for our devices.
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Date: 5 August 2014
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Project Adam from Microsoft Research uses a new, distributed-systems architecture and techniques to scale deep neural networks, in speed and accuracy, to perform computer-vision recognition and categorization tasks at world-record levels of performance.
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Date: 14 July 2014
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It happens rarely, but a grassroots movement has managed to win wholehearted government support. Led by Microsoft researcher Simon Peyton Jones, Computing at School is helping to reshape computing education at U.K. primary and secondary schools.
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Date: 11 June 2014
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The Windflow project at Microsoft Research uses aircraft in flight as a vast sensor network to infer atmospheric conditions.
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Date: 3 June 2014
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Machine-translation efforts at Microsoft are contributing an app for Skype that enables real-time conversations that break down language barriers.
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Date: 27 May 2014
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Microsoft researchers bring a wealth of inspiration to the CHI conference on human-computer interaction.
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Date: 28 April 2014
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The most efficient personal assistants anticipate your needs by learning about your habits, environment, and preferences. Microsoft Research thinks electronic personal assistants should do the same—naturally.
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Date: 17 April 2014
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A Microsoft Research project brings human-computer interaction to the next level.
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Date: 8 April 2014
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Teens and tweeters take note: Microsoft researchers and Windows Phone engineers have collaborated to set a Guinness World Record® for fastest texting on a mobile device.
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Date: 4 April 2014
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On March 18, Leslie Lamport of Microsoft Research was rewarded for his outstanding contributions to computer science when the Association for Computing Machinery announced him as the recipient of computing’s greatest honor, the A.M. Turing Award.
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Date: 18 March 2014
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Researchers have contributed sophisticated technology to Office Lens, a consumer-friendly mobile app that changes how we capture and store information.
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Date: 17 March 2014
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How can technology stimulate civic discourse and transform neighborhoods into engaged communities? HereHere uses social mechanics and character design to enable neighborhoods to react to what’s happening, just as characters do in games.
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Date: 10 March 2014
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While preparing for the publication date of her new book, “It’s Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens,” ethnographer danah boyd of Microsoft Research took a few minutes to discuss what she does and how she does it.
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Date: 25 February 2014
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When researchers such as Ranveer Chandra get creative with wireless protocols, it’s possible to reuse unoccupied spectrum, give Xbox games an edge, let mobile devices run longer, or provide Internet access to impoverished rural areas.
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Date: 29 January 2014
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Microsoft Researchers have created the Gigapixel ArtZoom project to present an interactive image of the city of Seattle that offers astounding detail—and several surprises.
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Date: 27 January 2014
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A long-term collaboration between Microsoft Research and the Photosynth product team constructs smoothly realistic 3-D views rendered from still photographs.
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Date: 7 January 2014
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Members of Advanced Technology Labs Cairo have delivered a much-improved Arabic-language experience for users of Office 2013.
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Date: 18 December 2013
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Tools from Microsoft Research help students discover the magic of computing.
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Date: 9 December 2013
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Microsoft Research has released a free tool to help you avoid choosing bad passwords
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Date: 5 December 2013
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For decades, there have been artist-in-residency programs within scientific and academic communities. An exhibit in Redmond, Wash., presents the results of Microsoft Research’s collaborations with its first artist-in-residence, James George.
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Date: 3 December 2013
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Microsoft Research Asia, celebrating 15 years of remarkable research, will host its Innovation Day in Beijing on Oct. 30 and its annual Computing in the 21st Century Conference in Hefei, China, on Nov. 1.
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Date: 29 October 2013
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Is photorealism necessary for learning how to describe a scene verbally? A new approach to the problem infers high-level semantic information from simple clip art, bypassing the issue of photorealistic scene recognition.
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Date: 21 October 2013
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A Silicon Valley-based hardware team collaborated with Microsoft Research to overcome technological hurdles with the new time-of-flight sensing camera in Xbox One.
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Date: 2 October 2013
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Microsoft Research makes major leaps in text and speech translation.
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Date: 30 September 2013
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