What has changed in Microsoft Research with the arrival of Satya Nadella to Microsoft
Center of research and development Microsoft is going through big changes: according to Bloomberg, the company wants to get as many ideas and innovations that are born within the walls of Microsoft Research, was the finished product. In other words, the software giant wants to be ahead of the competition, which can have similar projects.
Until recently, the division of Microsoft Research was pretty much separated from the rest of the company. According to Bloomberg, because of this attitude of the former management to Microsoft a potentially valuable Research to the General public products for a long time remained «locked in a box.»
Taking the post of CEO in 2014, Satya Nadella was determined to change that. During your first month at the helm of the company he saw the project that attracted his attention: the system of translated conversations in real time. Nadella has said he wants to see it in Skype and the time of its first public performance, which took place three months later, employees of Microsoft Research has developed a Skype Translator feature which is recently available in the client Skype application for Windows PC.
To improve the efficiency of the team, about half of the 1,000 employees of Microsoft Research have been moved to a new unit MSR NExT, whose job is not just research, but creating products that generate returns. Some of the results of the transformation of Microsoft Research is already known: office tools in the cloud, faster and more energy efficient servers Bing, HoloLens and new features for Cortana, which the company announced yesterday.