Sustaining, disruptive, blue sky: How Microsoft invests in research
Dr. Lee is corporate vice president of Microsoft Research; he previously ran a major technology office for the Pentagon’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.
With permission, we’re sharing the image here. It shows the different kinds of future-focused work that Microsoft Research allocates resources to. (You can click the image to enlarge it.)
The lower-left quadrant is mission-focused, which means work requested by other organizations within Microsoft.