Solve the Big Data Problems of the Future: Join Microsoft Research’s Naiad Project

Posted by Tara GrummSenior Manager, Worldwide Marketing and Operations In this decade we will collect more scientific data than we’ve collected in human history. Soon it will be impossible to do any kind of analysis without access to powerful computational tools, which can make sense of the flood of data coming from sources like satellites,…

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Spotlight on Microsoft Research: Get to Know the Earth with FetchClimate

Posted by Openness Team This week more one billion people in 192 countries are taking action to advocate for the planet – cleaning up cities, planting trees, educating communities, and much more. Yesterday, the Official Microsoft Blog celebrated these global environmental sustainability efforts, including projects underway across Microsoft to use technology to address environmental challenges…

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Spotlight on Microsoft Research: Ready For Time Travel - ChronoZoom Transports Students and Teachers through History

Posted by Jose Miguel Parrella Microsoft Interoperability Strategy ChronoZoom, the award-winning open source cross-platform timeline that captures the “history of everything,” continues to make waves in the education space. This time, Microsoft Research’s Donald Brinkman has teamed up with the National Council of Social Studies, the American Historical Association, LearnNC from the University of North…

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Bill Gates: Commercial and Free Software Work Very Well Together

Posted by Amy GreenDirector, Worldwide Marketing and Operations Today more than 400 academic researchers from 29 countries gathered in Redmond, as part of Microsoft Research’s fourteenth annual Faculty Summit, to explore how advances in science and technology are solving real-world problems. Bill Gates set the tone for the summit in a conversation on the topic…

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Queensland University of Technology Launches Open Source Software Group and Virtual Lab

Posted by Kerry GodesSenior Manager, Worldwide Marketing and Operations In Brisbane this week, Queensland University of Technology (QUT) launched the Open Source Software Group and Virtual Lab at the university’s new Science and Engineering Center. This exciting venture will help students acquire critical technology skills and create software solutions for real-world problems. The new lab will…

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Spotlight on Microsoft Research: Accessing Usable Environmental Data at the Speed of Thought with FetchClimate

Posted by Kerry GodesSenior Manager, Worldwide Marketing and Operations Sources of data exist all around us, especially when it comes to environmental research. With more sensors and devices than ever capable of capturing robust amounts of data, new technologies are needed to analyze this information and make insightful observations. Microsoft Research (MSR) has been working on…

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Spotlight on Microsoft Research: Opening a Door to Big Data - Try F#

Posted by Kerry GodesSenior Manager, Worldwide Marketing and Operations F# is an open source, cross-platform programming language for writing simple code to solve complex problems. From a business perspective, the primary role of F# is to reduce the time-to-deployment for analytical software components in the modern enterprise. Its interoperability with other languages and libraries and its…

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Spotlight on Microsoft Research: Elevating Scientific Data into the Cloud with Windows Azure & OSS

Posted by Kerry GodesSenior Manager, Worldwide Marketing and Operations The key to unlocking future predictions has generally always been some type of data. Today, with the ever-increasing storage and computational capabilities of the cloud, combined with the sheer number of devices available to help people harness information, scientists around the world are learning how to…

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Spotlight on Microsoft Research: Improving Scientific Data Sharing and Management

Posted by Kerry GodesSenior Manager – Worldwide Marketing and Operations The absent-minded professor is an exaggerated movie cliché. But like most clichés, it does have a kernel of truth within it – namely that people who are absolutely brilliant in one area are often less disciplined in others. In certain scientific communities, an area of…

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Spotlight on Microsoft Research: MSR Partners with USC and Brown University to Raise AIDS Awareness with Digital AIDS Quilt 2012

Posted by Kerry GodesSenior Manager, Worldwide Marketing and Operations In addition to covering big data’s impact worldwide, last week’s 2012 Faculty Summit also explored how modern technology can work to help raise greater awareness about social issues such as the impact of AIDS and HIV. The NAMES Project Foundation first began creating The AIDS Memorial…

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