Microsoft Research Blog

The Microsoft Research blog provides in-depth views and perspectives from our researchers, scientists and engineers, plus information about noteworthy events and conferences, scholarships, and fellowships designed for academic and scientific communities.

  1. Bringing Big-Data Dreams Down to Earth

    Posted by Rob Knies You’ve probably heard a bit about big data in recent months. Chatter abounds about the enticing possibilities such prodigious data collections offer. But what, really, is in store for owners and users of big data sets? Curtis Wong knows. He should.…
    April 17, 2014
  2. Inside Power Map’s Latest Update

    Tweet Posted by Curtis Wong, principal researcher It’s been an amazing journey for the past 30 months, developing the ideas and prototypes that made the case to start up Project “GeoFlow,” now called Power Map, with the help of the Startup Business Group (SBG) within…
    September 25, 2013
  3. GeoFlow Takes Data for a 3-D Drive

    In November, during the SharePoint Conference 2012, attendees received a Public Preview of project codename “GeoFlow” for Excel, the latest business-intelligence (BI) functionality to be integrated with Microsoft Excel 2013 later this year. As an Excel add-in, GeoFlow provides interactive, 3-D geospatial and temporal data…
    April 11, 2013
  4. Rashid: an Era of Data, Devices, and Services

    Posted by Rob Knies TechFest 2013 began promptly at 9 a.m. March 5 in the Kodiak Room of the Microsoft Conference Center with a keynote address by Rick Rashid, Microsoft chief research officer and head of Microsoft Research. Rashid discussed the present-day shift toward more…
    March 5, 2013
  5. WorldWide Telescope: The Interactive Sky on Your Desktop

    A free, interactive virtual learning environment, WorldWide Telescope enables your computer to function as a virtual telescope. Through its interactive dashboard, you can browse high-resolution imagery from the best ground and space-based telescopes, giving you a visually powerful perspective of the size, scale, and features…
    February 23, 2011