Microsoft Research opens up its video vault for new Windows 8 app

American Idol it’s not,” writes Microsoft Research blogger Rob Knies, but there’s plenty to admire about Microsoft Research’s new Video Library app for Windows 8.

The free app includes over 4,000 videos from the Microsoft Research archives that feature noteworthy research and perspectives from leading tech idols of all stripes. You’ll find some rare gems among them, Knies notes, such as the influential “Messenger Lectures” given by physicist Richard Feynman at Cornell University in 1964.

“The Microsoft Research Video Library puts an incredibly valuable wealth of knowledge — from the minds of writers, scientists, and academics from all over the globe and many walks of life — into the hands of many,” says Jennifer Henshaw, marketing and communications manager for Microsoft Research, in the post by Knies.

“Using the beautiful touch interface of Windows 8, the library includes the fascinating Microsoft Research Visiting Speaker Series and hundreds of videos produced to showcase the research that plays such a seminal role in Microsoft products.”

The Microsoft Research Video Library app is available now in the Windows Store.

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Steve Wiens
Microsoft News Center Staff