The napkin disrupted: meet Ink to Code, a Microsoft Garage project

Urban legend has it that some of the greatest ideas in history started with a napkin. The Gettysburg Address, the poem that gave way to the U.S. National Anthem, and the premise of the Harry Potter series—each were reportedly born into the world through the medium of sketches on scrap paper—and when app creators put pen to paper for their….

The Garage Reality Room arrives

Just as the Microsoft Garage has created makerspaces around the world to give our employees and interns the opportunity to get hands-on with 3D printing and hardware-oriented projects, we have recently created several “Reality Rooms” at our Garage locations. These specialized spaces provide quick access to the latest in Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, and Mixed Reality (collectively called “XR”) all….

How to use hacking culture to find your mojo

Mike McCarter was ready to leave the company. He had goals and dreams, and his everyday work wasn’t getting him there. He looked to his life-long affinity of tinkering and hacking on physical objects and found new ways to bring these skills to the workplace.  His journey from reinventing his team culture to applying his skills to making a difference….