Microsoft China is visiting Australia

Microsoft China is coming to Australia! Microsoft is a global enterprise with different subsidiaries specialising in various aspects of the business. China holds the second largest Research and Development Centre for Microsoft after the U.S. Enwei Xie, the General Manager for Microsoft China, will be coming to Australia to discuss the exciting opportunities available in…


Live Search Engine Updated

Knowing that a handful of ex-RMIT academic staff have helped work on the Live Search engine at Redmond, I thought this might be of interest to alot of this blog’s regular readers. Good to see Aussie academics are building what is said to be at least as good as the best search engine out there.  Live Search Fact Sheet…


Microsoft Research request for proposals for ‘Cellphone as a Platform for Healthcare’

Microsoft Research has announced a new worldwide Request for Proposals (RFP):  Cellphone as a Platform for Healthcare.    Submission deadline The RFP due date is October 29, 2007, Noon, PDT (-8 UTC/GMT)   Awards The total amount available under this request for proposals (RFP) is $1,000,000. Microsoft anticipates making approximately 10-12 awards averaging $80,000, with…


Windows OS Kernel for Australian Academics

  I have in my hot little hands around 30 copies of the “Windows Academic Program” CD. It’s a special kit coming out of our Redmond HQ that’s meant for teachers (and researchers) of operating system units in tertiary institutions. Oh, what a package it is… The disc contains: “1- Windows Kernel in Source Code 2- Windows Curriculum Resource…


Internet architect returns for overhaul

From the U.S: “Many researchers want to rethink the internet’s underlying architecture, saying a “clean-slate” approach is the only way to truly address security, mobility and other challenges that have cropped up since the internet’s birth in 1969.The NSF already has been funding several projects at universities and elsewhere through Future Internet Network Design (FIND)….