Little known outside of Redmond, Microsoft has an impressive array of very bright inventors sequestered in an internal research group. They are free to explore almost at will, in the hopes that great products would spring from their work. They and also are there to satisfy technology needs of Microsoft’s other internal teams.
Out of this wellspring of genius and technology (no puns, really) have sprung such goodies as Microsoft Power Toys and Microsoft’s Shareware intranet software (you’ll hear much more about that when Office 2007 hits the shelves).
Wondering what other goodies lay in wait for the picking – and all free. A fellow blogger has assembled his list of 150 favorites. Some I agree with, some not. But there are many gems.