Project Springfield, a cloud-based bug detector, now available in preview

Microsoft Research, Project Springfield
David Molnar, left, and Patrice Godefroid, right, are two of the key researchers behind Project Springfield. (Photography by Scott Eklund/Red Box Pictures)

Project Springfield, one of the most sophisticated tools Microsoft has for rooting out potential security vulnerabilities in software including Windows, Office and other products, is being made available in preview to customers, it was announced Monday at Microsoft Ignite in Atlanta.

Microsoft has previously been testing the new cloud security service with a small number of customers and collaborators using software on a smaller scale than Windows and Office.

Project Springfield also has been developed at a time in which Microsoft researchers are getting more aggressive about quickly translating their groundbreaking research into tools customers can use.

With Project Springfield, Peter Lee, the corporate vice president in charge of Microsoft Research’s New Experiences and Technologies organization, said the team was determined to make sure it was “literally rubbing elbows” with the clients who were participating in an early preview of the system, having regular, face-to-face meetings to make sure it would meet their security needs.

“I actually view it as a collaboration,” he said. “In my mind, we’re doing the research together.”

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Suzanne Choney
Microsoft News Center Staff

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