As a global company, Microsoft respects and complies with requirements for language, geography, and culture. The Global Readiness team helps ensure that all customers, regardless of their cultures, customs, beliefs, languages, or locations, experience Microsoft devices, services, and communications as globally appropriate, and locally relevant.
Our commitment aligns to the following areas:
Microsoft products and services development includes a vigorous, multi-level review process to help ensure that text, symbols, images, and graphics are evaluated for worldwide suitability. We use a combination of proprietary tools, guidelines, and standards to find potentially sensitive content. This process occurs throughout the product development cycle to identify content that may be inappropriate or unacceptable in some locales.
Our long-term investment in geopolitical content quality helps the company bring the best possible products and services to market. This investment is one way to help ensure customers have a better, more trustworthy experience with Microsoft products and services.
Microsoft recognizes that diverse and sometimes conflicting views of geography exist in the world. We seek to remain as neutral as possible while providing accurate and informative mapping products.
In dealing with disputed areas, our cartographers strive for detailed and neutral depictions and to try present differing points of view where appropriate. In areas of cartographic uncertainty: