Data and Analytics Cool

Today’s post is a mere link dump about current preview projects coming straight from SQL Azure Labs, CodePlex and MSR. As origin suggests, all projects have a strong focus on the building blocks of our information economy – data. Now without further ado: Microsoft Codename "Data Explorer" Data explorer is a new cool tool (either…


MSR-puts the fun in Software Engineering

Some time ago, Microsoft Research (MSR) made Pex (a white-box testing tool) universally available in the form of a web challenge, called Pex for fun. Pex for fun followed the great example Project Euler, striving to build a challenge-oriented community while allowing “players” to familiarize themselves with the basics of Pex. Now, MSR and more…


Some things to check out

  Today’s post is merely a link dump, of things I found while digging through my rss archive: Lync Conversation Translator Lync-Guistic, also known as Microsoft Lync 2010 Conversation Translator, allows you to send and receive instant messages with Microsoft Lync using the Microsoft Bing translation service. Bilingual users can provide translation feedback to help…


MSR Rex

  Taken from MSR Rex’s site: “Rex is a tool that explores .NET regexes and generates members efficiently.” Regex is short for regular expression, a compact formal notation to describe set of character strings (words), which can be shown to have the same expressive power like formal languages and deterministic state automata (see [1], [2])….


MSR Projects and Sites

As a mental note, if you will, I find the following Microsoft Research (MSR) links and or projects quite interesting: DryadLINQ http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/projects/DryadLINQ/ Common Compilter Infrastructure (CCI) http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/projects/cci/ ExtendedReflection http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/projects/extendedreflection/ Holmes Automatical Statistical Debugging for .NET http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/projects/holmes/ Playing Machines: Machine Learning Applications in Computer Games http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/projects/mlgames2008/ Video Games and Artificial Intelligence http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/projects/ijcaiigames/ Practical Parallel and Concurrent…