Microsoft Research (MSR) is the research division of Microsoft. MSR consists of more than 1,100 highly recognized experts in various subjects such as computer science, mathematics, and physics. MSR was created in 1991 to develop computer science ideas and integrate them into Microsoft products – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft_Research. Microsoft Research has laboratories around the world and also collaborates with other research centers including Barcelona Supercomputing Center and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Here is a quick video about finding a cool way to see Microsoft Research’s history through there website http://microsoft.com/research. You can swipe through the timeline and view the history interactively. Enjoy the timeline when you visit http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/um/redmond/about/timeline/ and it also looks like Windows Phone style!