Microsoft Research Ltd

Microsoft Research Ltd

The Microsoft Research Cambridge laboratory was set up in July 1997 and was Microsoft Corporation's first research laboratory established outside the United States. Today, 100 researchers, mostly from Europe, are engaged in computer research at the lab.

Address: 21 Station Road, Cambridge
Postcode: CB1 2FB
Country: United Kingdom
Membership type:Founder Member

During the development of Microsoft Research Cambridge a simple guiding principle is adhered to in all its work - seek innovations that make software easier to develop, systems more effective and computers more useful.

Research carried out at Microsoft Research Cambridge will be at the forefront of these developments, helping to advance the state-of-the-art in computing and will play a significant role in delivering Microsoft's long stated commitment to innovation.

Research at the Cambridge facility focuses primarily on programming languages, security, information retrieval, machine learning, computer vision, operating systems and networking. MSR Cambridge maintains close links with the University of Cambridge, including the Computer Laboratory, the Engineering Department and the Statistical Laboratory.


Microsoft chief scientist presents the Royal Institution Christmas Lectures

Chris Bishop, Chief Research Scientist at Microsoft Research and Professor of Computer Science at Edinburgh University, will present this year's Royal Institution Christmas Lectures.

11 December 2008Read in full

eScience award recognises innovation

The inaugural Jim Gray eScience Award was presented to Carole Goble, professor in the School of Computer Science at the University of Manchester, at the 2008 Microsoft eScience Workshop held in Indianapolis, USA, this week.

10 December 2008Read in full

Microsoft outlines new search business model: Live Search cashback rewards consumers and a...

Microsoft Corp. has announced it will offer ad-funded cash rebates to customers who find and purchase their favorite products through a new programme called Microsoft Live Search cashback.

22 May 2008Read in full

Top flight - spotlight on Microsoft Research

Mike Levy, editor of Cambridge Network Connection, talks to Andrew Herbert, MD of Microsoft Research in Cambridge

Visiting the Needham Building can be a little disorientating: the reception area looks like a hotel with its glass atrium, caf area, comfy sofas and a Forza car racing simulato

10 January 2006Read in full

Microsoft Research Cambridge offers fact not fiction at Science Open Day

Microsoft Research Cambridge (MSRC), Microsoft's research facility covering Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), launched the first MSRC Science Open Day this week with a showcase of several new pieces of scientific research, designed to push the boundaries of computing through technical innov

11 June 2004Read in full

Microsoft celebrates

Microsoft is preparing to celebrate its fifth anniversary in Cambridge.

21 March 2002Read in full

Gates' 'digital decade' vision

Microsoft founder Bill Gates has outlined his vision of a 'digital decade' that will revolutionise the way the world communicates and does business.

13 November 2001Read in full

Microsoft lab gets finishing touches

The new 10 million Microsoft Research Building in Cambridge is nearing completion.

22 August 2001Read in full

Microsoft lab will be heated only by computers

Software giant Microsoft is using the appliance of science to cut fuel bills - its new 10 million Euro research lab will be heated only by its computers.

8 March 2001Read in full

Microsoft research lab 'topped out'

The final bolt on the roof of the new 10 million Microsoft Research Laboratory was screwed into place on Friday.

5 March 2001Read in full

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