Microsoft Academic search
On the 16th June, the Microsoft UK Faculty Connection blog published the beta release of the Academic research service which has been developed by the Microsoft Research team.
The blog reports that:
With Academic Search, you can easily find top researchers and their papers, conferences, and journals. You can also find relationships between researchers who co-authored papers. Academic Search will be changing its name with the upcoming release of new and improved features. In the meantime, try Academic Search and explore more than 15 million publications.
You can look up researchers and what papers and journals they have produced and conferences attended at the following URL http://academic.research.microsoft.com
Kinect SDK released
Microsoft announced on the 16th June that the Kinect for Windows SDK Beta is now available as a free download via Microsoft Research, which will allow developers to create new uses for the motion-based system beyond gaming.
The SDK includes drivers, APIs, device interfaces, installer documents, and resource materials for developers who build applications with C++, C#, or Visual Basic by using Microsoft Visual Studio 2010.
Download your copy here
You can also visit the Kinect Quick Starts and view the Kinect Project Gallery on Coding 4 Fun
On the 21st of June, Microsoft is holding a “Special Applied Research on Windows” Academic event to showcase the SDK. This is a UK Academic Event only! If interested you can register with a valid .ac.uk email address.
To find out more about the event, timetable, location and to register click here
Tech.Days Live 2011 videos released
Microsoft recently held a series of tech.day events. All of the videos from this even are now available for viewing. There are talks on the following topics: Server, Desktop, Web, Client, Mobile, Cloud.
Get the videos at : http://uktechdays.cloudapp.net/techdays-live.aspx