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Rick Gutierrez

I have been at Microsoft Corp since Nov 1997 and have been with several groups within Microsoft such as the Development Division, Windows CE and now with Redmond Research.

My primary duties with the Advanced Development team is to Test Projects by Microsoft Researchers. I also perform several duties such as; Team Lab, Source File Control, SQL Development and Administration, Test Sharepoint and Test Tools Development using C#.

I work really close with both internal and external teams within Microsoft and sometimes with external Microsoft customers using our technology. I believe in providing the best experience to any Microsoft customer and treat them how I would like to be treated as a customer.  

Currently, I am leading my own research test project "Microsoft Research Automation Tool" (MSRat). The idea behind this tool, is to allow testers to record mouse, keyboard and touch inputs on Windows 8 Modern UI applications. The tool will then generate the C# code necessary for the test to be executed at any time, either by itself or as part of a suite.

Some of the projects that I have worked and personal interests are outlined below.


SQL Server 7.0, 2000, 2005, 2008  Microsoft Voice Command
PII Web Certification Windows CE for Automotive and Windows Mobile 
Visual Studio 2005/2008 NewsToMe
Microsoft Tag  Ford Sync  
SongSmith Nozzle 
WorldWide Telescope  GreenUp 
Microsoft Photoframe  DiffIE
SenseWeb MSR Voice Search Client 
AjaxView PHD and Intern Hiring 
Kinect SDK for the PC  Codebook
Cliplets  Blink 
Office Virtualization  Research Automation Tool: Windows 8 Record/C# Generator 
Skype Translator   


Software Automation  Artificial Intelligence & Speech Recognition
Computer Learning  Web Technology  
Tools Development  Internet Security and Cyber Crime  prevention
Robotics  Video Processing 

I use SQL Server, Visual Studio, and many other programming tools on a daily basis and conduct internal training to other staff members a few times a year.

Contact Info

  • Microsoft Research Redmond
    One Microsoft Way
    Redmond, WA 98052 U.S.
    (800) 642-7676
  • Rick.Gutierrez AT