Microsoft Research Archive

Microsoft Launches Xim, A New Kind Of Photo Sharing App

Microsoft Research is at it again. They have developed a photo sharing app that goes by the name of Xim, and lets you share your images with anyone in a rather interesting fashion. The twist being that

Old Microsoft Video Shows Cortana Running On Windows 8

Cortana, Microsoft’s digital voice assistant, has by far been the company’s most notable product in the past couple of years. It was unveiled with much fanfare a few months back. And while there have been clear signs

Microsoft Research Develops An Indoor GPS System

Well more like an indoor positioning system, but you get the drift. Microsoft Research has been responsible for some of the most innovative new technologies, many of which are applied mainstream. This newest one is the stuff

Microsoft Developing Phones With One Week Of Battery Life

Had battery technologies improved as much as say computer graphics card or hard disk storage space, we’d probably be using mobile devices with a year of usage on a single charge. As things are, most would settle

Microsoft Research Creates SurroundWeb, A Revolutionary 3D Browser Concept

When it comes to innovative research few can fault what the teams at Redmond cook up. The implementation of some of these technologies often leave a bit to be desired, but that’s that. But Microsoft Research often

Microsoft Announces Windows Azure For Research

While physical clouds may be part science and part art, the technology variant is all science. Cloud computing infrastructures are used for everything from mobile apps and enterprise software to (more recently) gaming and media streaming. And

Microsoft Research Develops New Digital Hair Manipulation Technology

The Microsoft Research unit has had a fairly busy year. And SIGGRAPH 2013, the 40th International Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Technique, has provided the company to showcase what it has been working on.

Technology To Embed Coded Tags In 3D Printed Objects Developed By Microsoft

There were times when Microsoft was more interested in plain old software development, but the past few years, Redmond has increased its focus on research manifold. The result is that the company is now on the forefront

Windows Phone 8 Network Speed Test App Launched By Microsoft Research

The Windows Phone 8 platform is finally seeing some intensified action on the apps front, with several third-party developers coding for the mobile operating system. Additionally, Nokia also comes up with exclusive applications for its Lumia range.

Craig Mundie, Head of Microsoft Research Arm, Steps Down

Microsoft has announced that Craig Mundie, Microsoft’s chief research and strategy officer, will retire in 2014 when he will be 65. Mundie was one of two Microsoft Corp executives who took over Bill Gates’ role at the