Although the annual science fair isn't open to the press, company is releasing details on projects on display, including a phone that does language translation on the fly.
The software maker uses its internal science fair as an opportunity to showcase new ways of connecting with the computer.
Microsoft's TechFest 2009 has been and gone, showing off some of the company's research before it hits the development stage.
A day ahead of this year's internal science fair, Microsoft shows off some projects that made it into product form, including the music program Songsmith.
Microsoft is showing off updated Kinect features at TechFest this week, allowing people to use hand gestures to replace a mouse.
Microsoft unveils new imaging technologies in Redmond at TechFest 2008.
Each year Microsoft holds its Techfest show, an exhibition of some of the research projects it's working on. CNET.com.au went to check out where the future lies.
Microsoft Research shows off some new language tools they're working on.
The company expects about 7,000 of its workers will attend the internal science fair, which runs through Thursday.
Researchers at Microsoft's FuSE Labs launch a second project that investigates the intersection of hyper-local content and civic engagement.