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Microsoft’s Project Natick goes deeper with Phase 2

By Ryan Noik 19 June 2018

Microsoft's Project Natick, which sees data centres being placed in bodies of water, has marked a new milestone. FULL STORY >

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Microsoft Underground Tour: HoloLens and beyond

By Ryan Noik 25 November 2016

As we headed to the home stretch, it was time to reach the pinnacle of the Microsoft Underground Tour, and a chance to go hands on with Microsoft’s mixed reality device, HoloLens. FULL STORY >

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Microsoft Underground Tour: A Time for Transformation

By Ryan Noik 25 November 2016

The penultimate in-depth topic before the conclusion of our report back from Microsoft’s Underground tour. Held at Microsoft HQ in Redmond, Washington, the next topic was also one of the most alluring – digital transformation. FULL STORY >

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Microsoft Underground Tour: Technology for the good of all Part 2

By Ryan Noik 24 November 2016

With examples given of actual cases where Microsoft had challenged the government and won, the conversation on cloud quickly turned to a critical key – trust. FULL STORY >

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Microsoft Underground Tour: Technology for the good of all Part 1

By Ryan Noik 21 November 2016

While it was a departure from the innovation theme, another focus that vied for attention was no less fascinating, attention shifting to how technology in general and cloud in particular could be used for good. FULL STORY >

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Microsoft Underground Tour: Revving the engines of innovation

By Ryan Noik 21 November 2016

With Microsoft Research, the future of computing, and the hardware labs behind us, the next destination on the Microsoft Underground Tour was also one of the most inspiring. Named The Garage, this had nothing to do with cars and... FULL STORY >

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Microsoft Underground Tour: Welcome to Area 51

By Ryan Noik 18 November 2016

The next stop on the tour of Microsoft Headquarters in Redmond, Washington, took us into Microsoft’s own Area 51, also known as its harware labs. FULL STORY >

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Microsoft Underground Tour: The next era of computing

By Ryan Noik 18 November 2016

Before delving into Microsoft’s Garage and hardware Labs, a quick detour was in order, to revisit the future, how science fiction has already become fact, and then consider the next big thing in computing. FULL STORY >

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Microsoft Underground Tour: Research projects uncovered

By Ryan Noik 11 November 2016

The second part of the behind the scenes look at Microsoft Research focused on practicalities, with the potential of predicting weather phenomena, the future of growing food and placing data centres in unexpected locations being among some... FULL STORY >

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Microsoft Underground Tour: Into the research labs

By Ryan Noik 11 November 2016

With the foundations laid, and its renewed culture explained, Microsoft’s attention on our tour then turned to its research department. Here is where we began to see Microsoft’s promise that it had become more innovative take more tangible... FULL STORY >

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Microsoft Underground Tour: Exploring the culture shift

By Ryan Noik 9 November 2016

Microsoft’s Underground Tour, which TechSmart was invited to attend, held many gems. One of these was a frank and illuminating discussion on company culture, as Microsoft walked us through how, and why, today’s Microsoft has changed... FULL STORY >

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Microsoft offers in-depth look at its strategy

By Ryan Noik 9 November 2016

To get an indepth behind the scenes view of Microsoft in action, TechSmart was invited to spend some time with the company from its headquarters in Seattle. Ryan Noik reports back. FULL STORY >

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