Microsoft Global Hackathon 2022 Winner helps people provide tech support to loved ones

With the abundance of communications and social apps on phones and PCs, keeping in touch with family and friends is as easy as a push of a button. The potential frustration of figuring out which apps to use, encountering error messages or things simply not working as you expect, has grown too. Usually, a family member or friend is called….

Microsoft Garage opens in Atlanta as a hub for tech talent and community growth driving innovation and inspiration

The Microsoft Garage celebrates a new location at Microsoft’s Atlantic Yards campus to drive experimentation, innovation, and inspiration at Microsoft and in the vibrant city of Atlanta. Atlanta’s skilled workforce is driven by an entrepreneurial spirit, providing an ideal landscape for international and local enterprises to establish a presence and open business. Atlanta has the third largest concentration of Fortune….

Coding for the cosmos

Microsoft, NASA, and students from two HBCUs in the Reston/DC area have completed the maiden mission of a new Microsoft/NASA partnership, STEM Educational Project: AI looking for new Earths. Using methodology developed by The Microsoft Garage over years of running hackathons, in just one month – and while completing their final exams – the student hackers learned and deployed several….

Garage project Journal becomes Microsoft Journal

Big news for enthusiasts of digital ink—Journal, a Garage project, is now Microsoft Journal. Microsoft Journal, an app for Windows, offers a delightful freeform personal notetaking experience that lets you take notes and reason through ink. Thank you for using Journal as a Garage project. Your input has shaped it into what Microsoft Journal is today. What makes Journal special?….

The Garage celebrates new locations in East and West Africa

The Microsoft Garage celebrated the opening of new locations in Nairobi, Kenya and Lagos, Nigeria, as part of the growth of the Microsoft Africa Development Center (ADC). “These new Garage locations are the culmination of several years of planning with the ADC,” says Jeff Ramos, GM of the Microsoft Garage. “We are pleased to bring to life our commitment to….

A new way to author and share Excel named formulas: advanced formula environment, a Microsoft Garage project

Advanced formula environment, a Microsoft Garage project, enables Excel users to write complex formulas efficiently and then share them in an Office Add-In for Excel. With the recent addition of the LAMBDA function to Excel, it is now possible to author your own custom functions using the same formula language that powers millions of spreadsheets today. Excel LAMBDA significantly expands….