Back in September, I visited the European Microsoft Innovation Center (EMIC) in Aachen, Germany. It's quite an interesting place - the EMIC targets the creation of advanced technologies which could be in the market within three to six years. While I was there, I sat down with Matthias Neugebauer to discuss the work they're doing around sensor networks. You can watch the interview here, on Channel9.

The same facilities in Aachen also host the recently created Microsoft Embedded Systems Development Center (MESDC), which supports global product development and drives smart, connected, service-oriented device development. Given the work that both the EMIC and the MESDC are doing around distributed embedded systems, I'll be looking for an opportunity to return to Aachen in the near future.