Microsoft People: Some of the Coolest Newsmakers We Met in 2011
Dec. 21, 2011
Just some of the interesting and inspiring people the Microsoft News Center profiled in 2011, from tech luminaries to the engineering teams behind Bing’s Social Search features and the Windows Phone “shell.”

REDMOND, Wash. – Dec. 21, 2011 – A real pleasure of working on the Microsoft News Center is being able to introduce you to fascinating people doing interesting and exciting things, both inside and outside the company. It’s a real challenge to pick a selection of these profile stories for our end-of-year slide show. See and hear from some of the people we connected with in 2011, from tech luminaries such as Jaron Lanier and Bill Buxton to lesser-known but equally inspiring Microsoft employees such as Patricia Walsh and Albert Rocker. You can also hear from some of the engineering teams behind popular products such as Bing and Windows Phone. We hope you agree that all their stories are worth sharing.

People We Met in 2011
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Microsoft Research’s Jaron Lanier – one of Time magazine’s “100 Most Influential People of 2010” –  has spent decades thinking about technology and the ways we use and misuse it. In a wide-ranging discussion with Microsoft News Center, Lanier spoke about how Kinect may help expand the way we think, leading to the use of avatars to access the untapped potential of our brains.
Exploring the Ocean in Our Brains With Jaron Lanier
Microsoft Research’s Jaron Lanier – one of Time magazine’s “100 Most Influential People of 2010” – has spent decades thinking about technology and the ways we use and misuse it. In a wide-ranging discussion with Microsoft News Center, Lanier spoke about how Kinect may help expand the way we think, leading to the use of avatars to access the untapped potential of our brains.
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