A Peek Behind the Microsoft Research Curtain

 
 
By Peter Galli  |  Posted 2008-03-11
 
 
 

A Peek Behind the Microsoft Research Curtain

A Peek Behind the Microsoft Research Curtain

A Peek Behind the Microsoft Research Curtain - Networking for the Client

C2, one of Microsoft's newest social networking projects, lets users access data from a variety of different sources, including e-mails and Facebook and MySpace profiles. C2 also lets users pull photographs from public sources and from files where permission has been given to view them.

A Peek Behind the Microsoft Research Curtain - Networking for the Client

A Peek Behind the Microsoft Research Curtain - The Power of Pictures

Lili Cheng and Steve Ickman of the social computing group at Microsoft Research demonstrate the ability of C2 to pull photos from public sources.

A Peek Behind the Microsoft Research Curtain - The Power of Pictures

A Peek Behind the Microsoft Research Curtain - Social Networking for Business

Researcher Shane Williams shows how Salsa-

A Peek Behind the Microsoft Research Curtain - Social Networking for Business

A Peek Behind the Microsoft Research Curtain - An Add-on for Outlook

Salsa is an add-on that is integrated into the user's Outlook client. It is designed to provide contextual awareness by bridging existing social networks and aggregating and displaying information from a variety of sources, including SharePoint, Facebook, Twitter and Windows Live Messenger.

A Peek Behind the Microsoft Research Curtain - An Add-on for Outlook

A Peek Behind the Microsoft Research Curtain - Wikipedia for the Enterprise

Researcher Tom Laird-McConnell talks about Micropedia, which he describes as Wikipedia for the enterprise. Micropedia is an internal wiki designed to catalog every person and project within Microsoft. Laird-McConnell populated the site by mining the company's directory and creating a page for every employee, as well as for each project that has been--or is being--worked on.

A Peek Behind the Microsoft Research Curtain - Wikipedia for the Enterprise

A Peek Behind the Microsoft Research Curtain - Using Political Blogs to Categorize News Stories

Researcher Christian Koing explains how the project he is working on, Blews, lets readers know which news stories are being featured prominently in the political discourse.

A Peek Behind the Microsoft Research Curtain - Using Political Blogs to Categorize News Stories

A Peek Behind the Microsoft Research Curtain - Got the Blews?

Blews visualizes information about which stories get linked to by conservative and liberal blogs, and indicates the level of emotional charge in both political camps. It also lets readers compare different views on the same story.

A Peek Behind the Microsoft Research Curtain - Got the Blews?

A Peek Behind the Microsoft Research Curtain - Collaborating on Web Search

SearchTogether, a plug-in for Internet Explorer, adds a sidebar into the browser for collaboration on multiple computers. It also lets users invite any of their IM buddies to join them in joint research and to access each other's search queries.

A Peek Behind the Microsoft Research Curtain - Collaborating on Web Search

A Peek Behind the Microsoft Research Curtain - Visualize Your Personal Events on Web Maps

Researcher Yu Zheng explains how GeoLife-

A Peek Behind the Microsoft Research Curtain - Visualize Your Personal Events on Web Maps

A Peek Behind the Microsoft Research Curtain - Summarizing Video Content

Xian-Sheng Hua from Microsoft Research Asia explains how Video Collage uses an automatically synthesized image to summarize the content of a video. It selects the most representative frames from a video, extracts "salient regions of interest" from the frames and then arranges them on a given canvas.

A Peek Behind the Microsoft Research Curtain - Summarizing Video Content

A Peek Behind the Microsoft Research Curtain - Exploring the Universe

The World-Wide Telescope is a Web 2.0 visualization environment that functions as a virtual telescope, bringing together imagery from ground- and space-based telescopes to provide a guided exploration of the universe.

A Peek Behind the Microsoft Research Curtain - Exploring the Universe

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