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    WorldWide Telescope – Busy couple of weeks – NASA and SilverLight

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    Yesterday the joint press release went out on the collaboration and Space Act Agreement we’re been working on with NASA for sometime.  We’re really excited about working with NASA to process many datasets like the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO...
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    SharePoint Designer Available for Free

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    Since I utilize SharePoint Designer allot for editing internal SharePoint sites…this is a really good thing to see.  Customize SharePoint with SharePoint Designer We are implementing a number of changes to promote and facilitate even more customization...
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    Microsoft Research TechFest 2009

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    Today is the first day of the MSR TechFest 2009 – a showcase of MSR technologies – you can see pictures from TechFest.  One of the demos I’m loosely tied to is Interactions with an Omni-Directional Projector – which utilizes WorldWide Telescope projected...
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    Windows 7 Federated Search Providers

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    I just updated two of my machines to Windows 7 RC and one of the neatest features is the ability to have Federated Search Providers – simply run an XML configuration file (.osdx) to add a search provider to your machine and you can search directly from...
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    new CloudApp(): Azure™ Developer Challenge

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    The Azure folks have setup the new CloudApp () challenge – I’d like to see some Science apps created on Azure and see how it changes the way to work with different datasets.  new CloudApp() - The Azure™ Services Platform Developer Challenge What...
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    Parallel Computing Developer Center

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    There's a Parallel Computing Developer Center up on MSDN that is great resource for finding ways to solve parallel computing challenges. I've highlighted a couple of the interesting articles that scientists/researchers will find interesting in dealing...
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    Silverlight-based cycle stealing

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    Savas and I had talked about this idea of using Silverlight-based cycle stealing and wondered how well it would work. It's good to see this article on CodeProject about Legion: Build your own virtual super computer with Silverlight by Daniel Vaughan ...
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    TerraServer Sample: A LINQ Provider

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    Ran across this post on Charlie Calvert's Community Blog using TerraServer's Web Services with LINQ...why is this interesting to me - many moons ago (before .NET was officially launched) I approached Tom Barclay who was running TerraServer and convinced...
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    Heroes Happen Here {Comic Series}

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    Now this is different and refreshing - maybe we need some comics highlighting the work of eScientists.   Heroes Happen Here {Comic Series} Imagine a daily web comic that adapts tech stories from actual IT Professionals and Developers - a web...
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    PubMed Central Article Authoring Add-in

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    Scientists should find this Word 2007 add-in very useful, especially when submitting to PubMed central. It also shows how this could be utilized with other systems need to capture Metadata at the time of authoring. This Technology Preview release of the...
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    Windows HPC - Computational Finance Pilot

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    The Windows HPC team has just made public their Computational Finance Pilot where they are enabling execution of computational fiance models for university courses - there is a good paper on the implementation.  It would be good to see if the same...
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    January update to Science @ Microsoft

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    The January update to the Technical Computing @ Microsoft site ( www.microsoft.com/science ) is up: Spotlighting the SwissEx Collaboration with EPFL. A feature entitled “Determining Fundamental Principles of RNA Structure with Comparative Sequence...
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    Bill's Last Day Video

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    In case you didn't get to see the video of Bill's Last day from CES...here's a link to it on Soapbox - the cameo's are great.... Bill's Last Day Cross Posted from Dan Fay's Blog (http://blogs.msdn.com/dan_fay)
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    Supercomputing 07

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    Was at Supercomputing last week - overall the event went really well.  There was also a few announcements from the HPC team - the big one being the name and beta availability of Windows HPC Server 2008 and the new banners. Attended part of the Manycore...
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    Microsoft Research SenseCam

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    Just heard the MSR Sensors and Device Group in Cambridge updated their SenseCam website with information on the latest version as well as all the great research happening around Alleviating Memory Loss with patients in early stages of Alzheimer's Disease...
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    Moved into new MSR building

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    It's been a bit hectic for the last few weeks - which included moving into the new MSR building 99 on campus.  Microsoft Research Moves into New Headquarters On Nov. 12, Microsoft Research Redmond moved into a brand-new building on the company’s...
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    Dinner with a View

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    Every once in a while you get the privilege to enjoy something you never would have imaged - tonight I was lucky enough to have this as my view for dinner. Cross Posted from Dan Fay's Blog (http://blogs.msdn.com/dan_fay)
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    [Paper] Statistical Resolution of Ambiguous HLA Typing Data

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    A MSR Tech Report is now available on Statistical Resolution of Ambiguous HLA Typing Data - Here's the non-technical summary of the paper: At the core of the human adaptive immune response is the train-to-kill mechanism in which specialized immune cells...
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    2008 Frontiers of Cancer Nanotechnology Symposium

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    Currently heading back from the 2008 Frontiers of Cancer Nanotechnology Symposium setup by GaTech and Emery University - I really enjoying going to this yearly symposium (my 3rd year) and am honored to be able to speak.  The symposium brings together...
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    Bird's Eye in 3D - Photosynth like

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    I use maps.live.com allot especially when I'm traveling - but didn't realize about this feature until I was reading the Live Labs Announcements.  I just tried it out and really like it...very much like Photosynth ... Bird's Eye in 3D Both the 3D...
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    [Papers] Supporting Finite Element Analysis with a Relational Database Backend; There is Life beyond Files

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    In a discussion I had today around ways to advance a scientific problem I was reminded of Jim Gray and Gerd Heber's trilogy - Supporting Finite Element Analysis with a Relational Database Backend .  The three papers are really a good resource for...
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    Word for scientific publishing

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    Here's an interview Jon Udell did w/ Pablo Fernicola about the Word Addin for Scientific publishing . Word for scientific publishing Pablo Fernicola is a group manager at Microsoft.  He runs a project focused on delivering tools and services for...
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    Kit3D - a 3D graphics engine for Microsoft Silverlight

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    I was pointed to this on CodePlex - interesting to think how it could be used to enable Science Apps to display their data in 3D.  Check out the samples at http://www.markdawson.org/Kit3D Kit3D - a 3D graphics engine for Microsoft Silverlight - Home...
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    Virtual Earth Data Center now powered by Wind

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    At SC07 I saw a couple of the Container based data centers - it's great to see them in use at the VE Data Center, being 100% wind power. Virtual Earth / Live Maps: Virtual Earth Data Center now powered by Wind In an era when the cost** of running a data...
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    Create Your Own E-Learning

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    Ran across the release of the Learning Content Development System (LCDS) .  Would seem to be a good way to package up some scientific demos/simulations and get it out in short course forms... What is the LCDS? The Learning Content Development System...
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