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Microsoft Research toils on app shield for the cloud

Microsoft researchers develop a prototype of an app-shielding technology called Haven, which builds on top of its previous Drawbridge operating system work.

By 7 October 2014


5-year-old finds Xbox security flaw, becomes Microsoft researcher

A boy works out how to get into his dad's Xbox Live account without a password. Microsoft not only plugs the flaw but appoints Kristoffer Von Hassel as a security researcher.

By 5 April 2014


Microsoft researchers think local with HereHere

Researchers at Microsoft's FuSE Labs launch a second project that investigates the intersection of hyper-local content and civic engagement.

By 11 March 2014


Microsoft Research: laptops more reliable than desktops, faster CPUs fail quicker

For reasons known only to the great churning of the internet, a paper published in April 2011 and presented at EuroSys 2011 has only just bubbled to the top of web consciousness and looks into consumer hardware failures across a million PCs.

By 27 June 2012


Microsoft researchers battle blurry pix

A team of researchers has tackled the issue by coming up with a set of algorithms to help sharpen blurry photos.

By 4 August 2010


Microsoft researcher wins Turing Award

Chuck Thacker, who helped pioneer key aspects of the PC, gets an honor seen as the Nobel Prize of computing. In an interview, he talks about the award, his work, and why he's not retiring anytime soon.

By 10 March 2010


Microsoft Research...why make the effort?

ZDNet's Rupert Goodwins says Microsoft's research efforts, while good and interesting, aren't designed to solve Microsoft's core problems.

By 12 May 2009


Microsoft, researcher spar over security patch

Researcher complains that Microsoft patch fails to protect users, but Microsoft says doing things differently would have interfered with functionality.

By 14 March 2009


Search still on Microsoft's research radar

Microsoft shows several projects at TechFest aimed at giving the company a better chance at competing with Google.

By 25 February 2009


Microsoft Research: 'An investment in survival'

Kicking off this year's Tech Fest, research chief Rick Rashid talks about how the unit is Microsoft's play to be a significant company for the long term.

By 25 February 2009