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Seattle Sounders Score with SQL Server and Fitness-Tracking Technology
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New Community Challenge Seeks to Evaluate Methods of Computing on Encrypted Genomic Data
Kristin Lauter, head of the cryptography research group at Microsoft Research, on "practical homomorphic encryption" (PHE), which allows only some operations to be performed on data based on carefully selected parameters.
Fitzgibbon Channels Led Zeppelin into Practical Engineering
Microsoft researcher Andrew Fitzgibbon, recently elected as a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, never tires of seeing abstract thinking transform into tangible results.
Third International Women's Hackathon Continues into December
A unique crowdsourcing event designed to empower young women leaders in computer science, the hackathon provides a fun and safe environment in which participants explore computing as a means of solving real-world problems.
Machine Learning in the Cloud Made Easier for Researchers—Azure ML Grants Available
The recently launched Microsoft Azure Machine Learning (Azure ML) service hosted in the cloud aims to make it easier for researchers to build and deploy models for use in limitless applications.
Microsoft Wants to Use White Space Broadband to Connect Rural India to the Internet
Microsoft is poised to deploy white space broadband in rural parts of India. The technology uses the spectrum in between television channels to broadcast internet access signals as far as 10 kilometers between access points.
A Year of Research in the Cloud
Microsoft Azure for Research has granted awards to more than half of the submitted project proposals, facilitating research in a wide range of disciplines, including computer science, biology, environmental science, genomics, and planetary science.
Microsoft Introduces Fitness Band, Personal Health Platform
Microsoft has joined the fitness wearables market with the Microsoft Band and a personal health and fitness cloud service platform called Microsoft Health.
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