TED2014–Virtual Reality in Space

TED2014 30 year Celebration and Anniversary Vancouver, BC March 17th – 21st Last week the Microsoft Research WorldWide Telescope and the MIT EyeWire team were invited to present a Virtual Reality in Space experience exhibit – the demo that went from neurons to space in a vivid, 360 degree experience from the International Space Station…

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Windows Azure training for researchers–Now available online

Today we’ve made online versions of the Windows for Azure training for researchers available to complement the availability of all the course materials.  Also if you have the ability to attend the training in person – there are many sessions coming up. New online Windows Azure training for researchers The global Windows Azure for Research…

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Science in the Cloud: Building cloud virtual machines for research

Coming in March – there is going to be a special Azure for Research Request for Proposals – focusing on Science VMs for Research.  Take a look at the opportunity and get your request in by March 15th. Building cloud virtual machines for research As regular readers of this blog know, the Windows Azure for…

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“Building Real-World Cloud Apps with Windows Azure” E-Book

Just saw the announcement of the e-book “Building Real-World Cloud Apps with Windows Azure” – a good resource for anyone interested in developing for the cloud.  Announcing E-book version of Scott Guthrie’s “Building Real-World Cloud Apps with Windows Azure” We have published online and downloadable e-book versions of Scott Guthrie’s presentation titled Building Real-World Cloud…

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Cloud Design Patterns now available

Great news for folks looking for guidance on developing apps for the Azure Cloud – take a look at the Cloud Design Patters – it includes the following Twenty four design patterns that are useful in cloud-hosted applications. Each pattern is provided in a common format that describes the context and problem, the solution, issues…

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Creating Research and Scientific Documents Using Microsoft Word

Great to see this new book out on using the technical and scientific features in Word to write papers and documents. Creating Research and Scientific Documents Using Microsoft Word By Alexander Mamishev, Murray Sargent Publisher: Microsoft Press Released: October 2013 Research fuels innovation—and with this focused guide to Microsoft Word, you can help increase your…

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new earthscience blog ‘hello world’ cross-post to eScience at Microsoft

This is a cross-post of a first blog entry from Rob’s new earth science blog http://blogs.msdn.com/b/earthscience.   Hello, my name is Rob Fatland and this is the first in an occasional blog primarily about earth system science.  That is: The task of understanding our habitat using interwoven system models. ‘Our habitat’ now extends from -35,576 feet (10843 meters)…

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AGU 2013 Talk Schedule December 10 — 13

Tuesday 12/10 Speaker Affiliation Description 10:00am-10:30am Wenming Ye Microsoft Cloud Computing for Research on Windows Azure 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm Dan Parish, Jeff   Zhang Microsoft Refining and visualizing scientific research data using Microsoft Excel BI tools 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm Matthew Smith Microsoft Biogeosciences software blitz – some tricks and tools you…

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Safe Step: A Real-time GPS Tracking and Analysis System for Criminal Activities using Ankle Bracelets

With overburdened and still-growing prisons, the move towards home incarceration is becoming increasingly popular as a less-expensive alternative, but ineffective management of the tracking system carries the risk that such individuals can commit new offenses.  Criminal justice systems use an ankle bracelet or similar device to transmit an offender’s geo-located coordinates.  Our Safe Step system…

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