Microsoft Technologies Available for Licensing

This is pretty amazing. We are making quite a few technologies available for others to build products with. I think most of them come via Microsoft Research. See for information on how to license them. Business Week has a good article about it too. As of today (May 4, 2005), here is the list of technologies that are available.


  1. Audio Correction Algorithms for Speakers
  2. Microsoft Biometric ID: Digitally Signed Tamper-Proof ID Cards Incorporating Biometric Information
  3. Conference XP: Distance Conferencing, Instruction, and Collaboration Environment
  4. Counterfeit-Resistant Optical Fiber Technology
  5. Data Visualization Tools
  6. Detours SDK
  7. Digital Media Fingerprinting
  8. Face Detection and Tracking
  9. Horizontal Overscan: Broadcasting synchronized data in an analog television signal
  10. LaunchTile: Seamless UI Metaphor for Small Footprint Devices
  11. Mesh Network Connectivity Layer
  12. Microsoft Portrait: Mobile Video Communication
  13. MobiPicture: Intelligent Mobile Browsing of Large Images
  14. Natural Language Processing for Educational Courseware
  15. Personalized Facial Sketch and Cartoon Generation
  16. Physical Pixels
  17. Smart Antenna
  18. Wallop: Mixed Media Online Collaborative Environment
  19. WiFi Positioning
  20. XNav: Gesture-based Text Input and Device Navigation

 Updated on 7/15/05: Changed item #2 to say "Microsoft Biometric ID"

Comments (2)
  1. Just been reading Brian Groth’s blog – did you know that there are a number of technologies…

  2. Back in May of 2005, I created a blog entry that listed the 20 technologies that Microsoft licenses .

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