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Microsoft researchers earn distinctions from premier computing society


The honors recognize the individuals’ significant contributions and impact to computer science across a range of disciplines and highlight the “tremendous respect, reputation and visibility of Microsoft researchers in the external scientific and engineering community,” says Jeannette Wing, corporate vice president of Microsoft Research. … Read more »

‘Goat Simulator: PAYDAY’ hoofs its way to Xbox One and Xbox 360


“Goat Simulator” returns this week with a new DLC (downloadable content) pack, “Payday,” hoofing its way to Xbox One and Xbox 360 consoles around the world. “Goat Simulator: Payday” is a crossover with Overkill’s heist game. You become part of a criminal crew, switching between characters to carry out pranks and capers. … Read more »

Two new blockchain partners and solutions now in the Azure Marketplace

Two new partners and solutions have been added in recent weeks to the growing blockchain ecosystem in the Azure Marketplace: Parity from Ethcore and Blockstack Core v14.   Ethcore recently published their high-performance, low-footprint Ethereum blockchain client, Parity, on Azure.  “This offering simplifies setting up a new Parity node in … Read more »

Get some ‘Shut Eye’ on Hulu in the Windows Store


For more than 2,000 years, deep belief and incalculable fraud have surrounded to world of psychics. In the original new Hulu series “Shut Eye,” the world of L.A. storefront psychics provides the backdrop and the stories for this dark comedy. You’ll see some familiar faces, too: Jeffrey Donovan, Isabella Rossellini … Read more »

Now available: Microsoft R Server 9.0

To thrive in an insights-driven world, companies need more powerful analytics solutions to find new opportunities and predict client behavior. Microsoft is continually investing in advanced analytics solutions, including Microsoft R Server 9.0, which is now available for download on MSDN and Visual Studio Dev Essentials. … Read more »


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