Jun 29, 2022   |   Alexa Phillips

How Microsoft employees are leveraging the cloud for file storage with OneDrive Folder Backup

Any device, no matter the operating system, is susceptible to a ransomware attack or a device crash. Microsoft OneDrive Folder Backup (known as Known Folder Move) is a policy deployed by Microsoft that automatically syncs the contents of a user’s critical folders—Documents, Desktop, and Pictures—to the cloud to protect it from device crashes and ransomware...

Jun 29, 2022   |   Aleenah Ansari

Transforming Microsoft buildings with IoT technology and indoor mapping

Editor’s note: We’ve republished this blog with a new companion video. Sphoorti Patil is using Microsoft Azure indoor mapping and IoT technology that helps Microsoft employees find their way around the company’s campuses—and she hasn’t been in a Microsoft building yet. She’s not alone in this experience—Microsoft has hired a number of new employees since...

Jun 22, 2022   |   Lukas Velush

How ‘born in the cloud’ thinking is fueling Microsoft’s transformation

Microsoft wasn’t born in the cloud, but soon you won’t be able to tell. Now that it has finished “lifting and shifting” its massive internal workload to Microsoft Azure, the company is rethinking everything. “We’re rearchitecting all of our applications so that they work natively on Azure,” says Pete Apple, principal service engineer on the...

Jun 16, 2022   |   Josh Krenz

Shaping Microsoft’s new campus of the future with user-centric design

Those planning a visit to Microsoft’s transformed campus in Redmond, Washington, will witness the early stages of a seamless employee and guest experience, one made possible thanks to user-centric design. This Design philosophy puts the user—an employee or a guest—at the heart of every decision and aligns all the facility’s services—physical and digital—to the needs...

Jun 8, 2022   |   Lukas Velush

Crafting a new hybrid meeting room experience at Microsoft with Microsoft Teams

New hybrid meeting experiences are coming to Microsoft’s employees and guests, a Microsoft Teams Rooms-powered transformation that will save space at the table for everyone, no matter where they join from. Thanks to new meeting room layouts, improved technology, and better integration with Microsoft Teams, remote participants will feel more included in meetings that will...

Jun 1, 2022   |   Miri Rodriguez

Accelerating Microsoft’s digital transformation with Microsoft Viva Goals

Tracking business deliverables and setting employee goals are key to any company’s workflow and success. It’s how companies ensure employees stay focused and prioritize big-picture initiatives. At Microsoft, we’re learning that every team needs clear objectives and measurable outcomes to ensure success. That’s why Microsoft Digital Employee Experience and other teams have embraced OKRs—Objectives and...