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Microsoft researchers develop a prototype of an app-shielding technology called Haven, which builds on top of its previous Drawbridge operating system work.
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.
Researchers at Microsoft's FuSE Labs launch a second project that investigates the intersection of hyper-local content and civic engagement.
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.
A team of researchers has tackled the issue by coming up with a set of algorithms to help sharpen blurry photos.
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.
ZDNet's Rupert Goodwins says Microsoft's research efforts, while good and interesting, aren't designed to solve Microsoft's core problems.
Researcher complains that Microsoft patch fails to protect users, but Microsoft says doing things differently would have interfered with functionality.
Microsoft shows several projects at TechFest aimed at giving the company a better chance at competing with Google.
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.