Media Alert: Microsoft Research to Showcase Future Technologies at Silicon Valley Road Show

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — May 15, 2008 — On Thursday, May 22, Microsoft Corp. will offer a sneak peek of some of its latest technologies at the fourth Microsoft Research Silicon Valley Road Show. The road show, which is open to the public, will feature keynote addresses by Rick Rashid, senior vice president of research, and Roy Levin, director of the Silicon Valley lab. The event also will have 12 interactive demonstration booths where researchers will be on hand to discuss their work and how Microsoft Research is advancing computing.

What: Microsoft Research Silicon Valley Road Show

When: Thursday, May 22

Where: Microsoft Mountain View Campus

Building 1

1065 La Avenida

Mountain View, CA 94043

Who: Rick Rashid, senior vice president of research

Roy Levin, director of the Silicon Valley lab

Time: Noon–1 p.m. Registration

1–2 p.m. Keynote Session and Audience Q&A

2–4:30 p.m. Demo Room Open


information: Media: To register for the event, please go to and use R.S.V.P. code RoadShow08.

General public: To register for the event, please go to and use R.S.V.P. code MSRMay.

About Microsoft Research

Founded in 1991, Microsoft Research is dedicated to conducting both basic and applied research in computer science and software engineering. Its goals are to enhance the user experience on computing devices, reduce the cost of writing and maintaining software, and invent novel computing technologies. Researchers focus on more than 55 areas of computing and collaborate with leading academic, government and industry researchers to advance the state of the art in such areas as graphics, speech recognition, user-interface research, natural language processing, programming tools and methodologies, operating systems and networking, and the mathematical sciences. Microsoft Research currently employs more than 800 people in six labs located in Redmond, Wash.; Cambridge, Mass.; Silicon Valley, Calif.; Cambridge, England; Beijing, China; and Bangalore, India. Microsoft Research collaborates openly with colleges and universities worldwide to enhance the teaching and learning experience, inspire technological innovation, and broadly advance the field of computer science. More information can be found at

About Microsoft

Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT”) is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.

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