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  • Blog Post: Windows Azure for Research Award winners

    Microsoft Research is pleased to announce the successful applicants in our first round of Windows Azure for Research awards. You didn’t make it easy for us—we received many good quality proposals. Our selection committee evaluated each submission in terms of its potential to accelerate research...
  • Blog Post: eScience and Cloud Computing in Beijing

    I'm in Beijing for the tenth annual Microsoft eScience Workshop , which runs from October 22 to 25. As in the past, the workshop takes place at the same time and in the same location as the IEEE International Conference on eScience . No coincidence, of course—why not take advantage of all that...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure for Research

    Microsoft Research is pleased to announce a new initiative to help the research community use the cloud to advance scientific discovery. Three years ago, we partnered with researchers to experiment with cloud computing on Windows Azure. The results from these early efforts—many of which are described...
  • Blog Post: Fighting Wildfires with Data

    When wildfires strike, all eyes turn to the clouds, hoping for a downpour that will quench the flames. Now, wildfire prevention teams on the Greek island of Lesvos are looking to a different kind of cloud for help, thanks to the VENUS-C Fire application and the computing power of Windows Azure . The...
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