Windows Azure Toolkit for Social Games

Microsoft are pleased to announce the release of the Windows Azure Toolkit for Social Games This toolkit is a preview but will allow you and your students to quickly get started building new social games in Windows Azure. The toolkit includes the following assets 1. Accelerators 2. Libraries 3. Developer tools 4. Samples The toolkit…

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Project Daytona – Iterative MapReduce on Windows Azure

  Microsoft has developed an iterative MapReduce runtime for Windows Azure, code-named "Daytona." Project Daytona is designed to support a wide class of data analytics and machine learning algorithms. It can scale out to hundreds of server cores for analysis of distributed data. Project Daytona was developed as part of the eXtreme Computing Group’s Cloud…

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Microsoft Research Faculty Summit LIVE KEYNOTE Presentations

WATCH THE MICROSOFT RESEARCH FACULTY SUMMIT 2011 KEYNOTES ONLINE JULY 18 – 20 2011 The world of computing is ever changing, and nowhere more so than in the combination of software and consumer devices. We have entered the age of natural user interfaces, and this fact requires innovation in areas of computer vision, translation, audio…

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Imagine Cup 2011 World Wide Finals

The 2011 Microsoft Imagine Cup Finals took place yesterday from 16:00-19:00 EST (NYC Local Time) 8pm to 11pm GMT you can watch a video recording of the stream here. The “World Festival Awards Ceremony” will be held at the David H. Koch Theater at the Lincoln Center for Performing Arts in downtown New York City! …

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Small Basic an intro to programming

Small Basic Updates: After more than two years of pre-release versions of Small Basic, which has been available to all Academics and Students via Microsoft DreamSpark we are finally releasing the 1.0 version. For Schools and institutions wanting to teach or introduce students programming Small Basic is the ideal product. Additionally Small Basic now has…

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Announcing Kinect Services for RDS 2008 R3

I am pleased to confirm the release of a add-on to the Kinect SDK for Windows specifically for development in robotics. This is a free software download, officially called the Kinect Services for RDS 2008 R3 and its now available at the Microsoft Research web site. The RDS package allows Robotic Developer Studio users to…

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Microsoft Research PhD Scholarship 2012

Microsoft Research PhD Scholarship 2012 The website is now live for the next PhD Scholarship Programme applications call http://research.microsoft.com/PhDScholarship/ Application deadline: 16 September 2011, 17:00 GMT Please let your academic contacts know about it! The programme is open to all universities or national research institutions in any country in Europe, the Middle East or Africa….

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Exciting Updates to Microsoft Academic Search

Lots of new improved features have been added to Microsoft Academic Search in July Academic Search comes from Microsoft Research with much of the development coming from MS Research Asia. What’s New in the July Release The database of searchable publications has nearly doubled. From 15.7 million publications to 27.1 million publications as of today…

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Surface 2.0 SUR40 SDK now available

On the 12th of July 2011 Microsoft released the Surface 2.0 SDK. The SDK simply makes it easy to create engaging experiences, using multitouch and object interaction, for the next generation device for Microsoft Surface – the Samsung SUR40 for Microsoft Surface. The Surface 2.0 SDK replaces the Microsoft Surface Toolkit for Windows Touch Beta…

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Microsoft Zentity– helping you manage your digital repositories

  Microsoft Zentity is a semantically enabled repository platform that provides a suite of building blocks, tools, and services to create and maintain an organisation’s digital-library ecosystem. The research lifecycle generates a wide variety of outputs that are important to store and track as part of the on-going research process. Zentity maximizes the value of…

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