Q&A: Craig Mundie discusses why Microsoft continues to invest in research and innovation, even during the current economic downturn.

When confronted with a tricky problem, Microsoft Research loves to tinker. The supersized think tank has 800 researchers who every day explore an estimated 55 areas of research at six labs spread across the globe. Their ingenuity and creativity is on display Feb. 24-26 at TechFest, Microsoft’s annual celebration of its advanced research work. Microsoft Chief Research and Strategy Officer Craig Mundie spoke with PressPass about innovation at Microsoft.