Windows 7 & Location Awareness

Location became ubiquitous! It’s almost two years now since people have heard about new revolution in building context-aware applications – Windows 7 & it’s context-aware APIs. As you know, in Windows 7 Microsoft shipped a platform known as “Windows 7 Sensor Platform” and set of APIs for location awareness. Together the platform is known as…

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Updates

Dear friends, Sorry for disappearing for a such long time. Quick updates: December 2008 – March 2009 – Together with Alexander Popov (MSTLab) and Vladimir Borisov created a prototype of augmented reality-based campus navigation tool May 2009 – Met with Mary Czerwinski in person to discuss opportunitites for collaboration September 2009 – Presented my project…

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PDC 2009: New topics on Context-aware Computing

Hi there, I’ve been quite for some time on this blog. The usual day-by-day job (ru) is making most of my time, but the progress on context-awareness research is slowly growing same as year ago…. http://blogs.msdn.com/semantics/archive/2008/09/25/windows-7-context-awareness-on-microsoft-pdc-2008.aspx anyway today I wanted to say added to Windows 7 and to once-heard promise of WinFS, this time at…

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In Reply to CNN Interview with Gordon Bell on His New Book “Total Recall”

First of all, let me share my biggest congratulations to Gordon Bell (MSR) with publishing of his great book “Total Recall”! Let me just remind you, Gordon was the one behind the great project of Digital Memories, the “MyLifeBits” project. It is an actual “Memex” project brought to life with Microsoft Research and Gordon Bell…

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Information Overhead Hypothesis

Introduction into Context-aware Computing Vision When looking on to the past we can see that amount of information available for average person was growing each century but the most dramatic growth was established in the XXI and XX century. Also the less fast growth in previous centuries was easy to handle by average human mind…

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MSR Project Tuva: Augment Feynman Physics Lectures Videos with Contextual Information

Hello there, Wanted to share with you my excitement on the Project Tuva by MSR. Check it here: http://research.microsoft.com/apps/tools/tuva/index.html The goal of project is to understand how we can augment video with contextual information. Let me return back in my memory to about almost 5 years ago when I was a student in my institute…

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How Microsoft Well Executes on Its Vision?

Hello there, continuing on the topic we discussed in previous post. This time, let’s look onto Microsoft’s Information Worker Vision. As you might remember, the Microsoft Center for Information Work team with Russ Burtner, UX Lead Designer, had put together a Productivity Vision back in 2005 for next 5 years. Long Zheng over his IStartedSomething.com…

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MSR TechFest 2009

Hi there colleagues! I’ve been keeping silence for last few months. It’s because we are working on a project around context aware systems and augmented reality, bringing ideas together. Also I can’t disclose more details let me share with you a few links on AR-related projects that were presented @ MSR TechFest 2009 just these…

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