is dedicated to conducting both basic and applied research in computer science and software engineering. Microsoft Research has identified three key domains in which support from Microsoft will enable University researchers to achieve the greatest progress: the emerging computing environment, transformation of science through computing, and advancing computer science curriculum. Through its focus on social and mobile services, the Mobile Life Centre targets the first of these areas. The researchers of the Centre have a well-established collaboration with Microsoft Research Ltd in Cambridge, furthering in particular the deep understanding of information technology use in everyday life activities.