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Finally, a Way to Sketch 360 Degree VR Scenes

As new technologies, tools, and platforms spring to life in augmented and virtual reality, a new era of XR design and artistry is unfolding. Today, we announce the release of a project that empowers creators to spend less time explaining, editing, and re-doing XR creations, and more time being creative. Sketch 360, a Microsoft Garage project, is a UWP app….

New Garage Project Earth Lens Pairs AI with Aerial Imagery

This summer, Microsoft’s AI for Earth team and the office of the AI CTO decided to challenge a group of Garage interns to pair AI with aerial images to make a difference. Today, we announce the release of their summer project: Earth Lens, a Microsoft Garage project, a Xamarin-based, open source project for iPad that identifies, tracks, and analyzes objects….

MileIQ Team Launches New Microsoft Garage Project to Simplify Expense Management

In the fall of 2015, a startup team committed to making mileage logging easier joined Microsoft to expand their ability to empower the self-directed worker. Today, the team that created MileIQ now announces an iOS app to simplify expense management. Spend, a Microsoft Garage project, is now available for download in the US App Store. The Microsoft Garage has released….

Microsoft New England teams up with customers to create high-impact product features

Microsoft Garage has been a force in affecting positive change within the company, practicing new ways of thinking and spreading a growth mindset culture to employees as well as partners outside the company. Microsoft’s global Hackathon is a key player in CEO Satya Nadella’s culture change priorities driving innovations that empower customers to achieve more. The Garage at NERD, located….

Garage Project Snip Insights Graduates to AI Lab

Get your tassels ready. Just a few months after Snip Insights, a Microsoft Garage project, released at Microsoft Build 2018, the project becomes a Garage graduate and expands to new platforms as it joins AI Lab. The first prototype of Snip Insights was designed and built by a team of Garage interns in response to a pitch by the Office….

Introducing the Grand Prize Winner of Hackathon 2018, a project team exploring new paradigms in advertising

Wei Liu, senior software engineer for Bing Ads in Suzhou and one of the 15 members of the winning team, believes that for success, “interest and passion are your best friends.” Previous winners of Microsoft’s annual Hackathon have accomplished great success, and the future is bright for the 2018 winners. Based in China, Liu and his teammates will have the….

Watch For, Hackathon 2017 winner, powers Mixer’s massively successful HypeZone

HypeZone, released in December 2017, rapidly gained millions of new users to livestream community Mixer. HypeZone’s secret weapon? The 2017 Hackathon Grand Prize Winner, Watch For, a Microsoft Garage project. Last month, Microsoft’s fifth annual One Week Hackathon wrapped up with astounding numbers. This year, during the largest private hackathon on the planet, over 23,000 employees registered to hack, and….

Our Latest Microsoft Garage Project Puts a New Twist on 3D Charts

Today, the Microsoft Garage launches a new data visualization tool for PC and Surface Hub. Charts 3D, a Microsoft Garage project, leverages the Universal Windows Platform to empower storytellers to better visualize and explain complex graphs and charts. Presenters can illustrate their key point with a more immersive, interactive 3D object.   The Gap Between Data Crunching and Data Storytelling….

Ready, set, go! Microsoft’s annual Hackathon is in full swing

Last year, more than 18,000 people across 400 cities and 75 countries came together to bring world-changing new ideas to life at Microsoft’s annual Hackathon, now celebrating its fifth year. Every year, Hackathon takes on new and greater challenges. Last year, artificial intelligence (AI) emerged as the hot hack theme. This year, the energy around AI continues, as well as….

Vancouver Garage Interns help BC Cancer Foundation research cancer by using holograms

BC Cancer Foundation and Garage interns at Microsoft in Vancouver teamed up to create a mixed reality solution using HoloLens to visualize tumors at single-cell resolution for cancer research. The Holographic Cancer Cell Visualizer is an interactive prototype that allows scientists to study in 3D holograms the make-up of tumor cells and spatial relationships between cell types, something that has….