Forest Guard: Microsoft Student Hackathon winners create rapid-response deforestation sensor

Microsoft Student Hackathon Winner, Forest Guard, is an IoT and machine learning tool for illegal logging and forest fire detection. The 2021 Microsoft Student Hackathon – hosted by The Microsoft Garage and run concurrently with the Microsoft Global Hackathon this year – offered Microsoft summer intern 2021 alumni and their friends a chance to hack real-world challenges in a structured….

Room to Dream: How the Microsoft Garage is hacking creative culture on a global scale

In celebration of the annual Microsoft Hackathon, discover how the Microsoft Garage is hacking creative culture on a global scale. Take a closer look at six of the twelve Garage locations across the world (Dublin, Atlanta, New York, Israel, India, and Nigeria) and how each is collaborating across borders to drive innovation for Microsoft and its customers. Learn about the….

Journal, a Garage project, adds tactile signal support for a more natural and intuitive writing experience

Ink feels more natural and gestures feel more intuitive with support for tactile signal capable pens and devices. Now, you can experience tactile signals on devices like the Surface Pro 8 and Surface Laptop Studio with our Surface Slim Pen 2, when you download the latest version of Journal from the Microsoft Store. Experience these tactile signals in two ways—ink-feel….

Garage project Journal makes your ink more powerful with improved lasso, multi-select, support for different languages, and more

Journal, a Microsoft Garage project, is an ink and touch-first note-taking experience that uses AI to help you stay in the flow of your writing. You can use scratch out to quickly erase something, tap ink to quickly select a word or sentence, and use search to filter to things you’ve written like an item you starred or doodle you….

Microsoft Garage partners with Air Force Officer to grow employee-led innovation

At Microsoft, employees are trying new things and embracing lessons from success – and failure. They’re seeking out diverse perspectives in a culture that practices a growth mindset. The annual company-wide Microsoft Global Hackathon, produced by The Garage, is a big part of that culture. The Garage was honored to work with Major Ryan “Merlin” Middleton of the U.S. Air….

Introducing the Microsoft Garage Gallery “Spirit of Being” exhibit with multidisciplinary artists

New York City has always been home to artists and creative minds who push the boundaries of art, technology, and storytelling. The newly built Microsoft Garage facility in Lower Manhattan is one of many exciting places where The Garage is establishing programs to fuel innovation both within and outside the company. Part of The Garage space in NYC hosts an….