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Every year, Craig Mundie, our Chief Research and Strategy Officer, invites a small group of leading tech journalists and bloggers to share an in-depth look at the company’s strategic and technical vision for the future — an event called TechForum that I’ve covered previously on this blog. The meeting is an opportunity to showcase some of Microsoft’s latest research ideas and...
I often tell people I’ve got one of the best jobs at Microsoft; I get the opportunity to meet and talk with the people here who brew the special sauce that is Microsoft. Last week I got to meet and talk with the guy who first created the sauce.
Following the interview with Craig Mundie we posted last week, I’d like to dig a little bit more on the idea of turning ideas into products. We get a lot of questions about what Microsoft does with the more than €6.5 billion we invest in R&D every year.
Cloud computing will dramatically lower the barriers many researchers face accessing and generating life science data. This shift is not unlike the one that occurred in the 1970s when the first personal computers were sold.
Ray Ozzie introduced the term Software plus Services about 3 years ago and since then it’s where I have focused all of my time at Microsoft.