Garage projects team up to illustrate the power of mixed reality in a new SDK and sample app

  Two Microsoft Garage projects team up, proving that two heads are better than one and that the Space Needle is a lot cooler in 3D than 2D. Today, we are excited to announce the release of Maps SDK, a Microsoft Garage project that enables developers to incorporate 3D world data into Unity-based, mixed reality experiences as well as a….

By devs, for devs: meet new Garage projects XAML Studio and Team Retrospectives

  Today, we announce two new Garage projects built by developers, for developers. Two teams, inspired by their roles building developer tools, worked on ideas to enhance the developer experience during Microsoft’s annual Hackathon. XAML Studio, a Microsoft Garage project, makes iterative prototyping easy with real-time UI module changes. Team Retrospectives, a Microsoft Garage project, closes the loop on continuous….

Meet Ear Hockey: our newest Garage project infuses inclusive design into the arcade classic

Three years ago, a team of Microsoft employees joined together on a quest to make gaming more fun and accessible to people who are blind or have low vision. After years of hacking on machine learning algorithms in their spare time, talking with customers in the blind and low vision community, and partnering with gaming experts, the team releases their….

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….

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….

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….