Sorry for disappearing for a such long time. Quick updates:
December 2008 - March 2009 - Together with Alexander Popov (MSTLab) and Vladimir Borisov created a prototype of augmented reality-based campus navigation tool
May 2009 - Met with Mary Czerwinski in person to discuss opportunitites for collaboration
September 2009 - Presented my project of digital work environment, "Project Universe", on Microsoft's internal event, "Innovation Think Tank III - Demo Fest", got a lot of positive feedback from several Windows, OCS UX folks as well as from Incubation Community experts (these guys are high-level managemers & individual contributors who focus on incubating new efforts at Microsoft)
March 2010 - Together with Mary Czerwinski & Lisa Woods from MSR Program Management Team organized Context-aware Computing Workshop at Microsoft
June 2010 - Started working as HCI Researcher Intern at VIBE group, MSR Redmond. My research advisor & mentor is Mary Czerwinski, Research Area Manager of VIBE group.
Updates on my experiences are written in Russian in this blog: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/msrinternship_ru/ (see posts by me)
Thanks a lot for attention and support!