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Patil looks at the computer camera and smiles. Her living room is behind her.

Dec 14, 2021

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...

Haklitch smiles in front of a background with a wooden grid.

Nov 22, 2021

Flipping the retail metaverse on its head with augmented reality shopping

Editor’s note: We’ve republished this blog with a new companion video. For Microsoft employees, the company’s annual global Hackathon is an opportunity to work across disciplines and build innovative solutions for the future. Sometimes the ideas they dream up turn into Microsoft products, which is exactly what’s happening with an augmented reality shopping hackathon project...

Idaewor sits at a table and smiles at the camera.

Nov 2, 2021

Prioritizing accessibility at Microsoft with feedback from people with disabilities

Editor’s Note: We’ve republished this blog with a companion video. Prioritizing accessibility at Microsoft is helping the company create products and services that are inclusive and accessible for everyone. Being successful at this important work hinges on getting feedback from people with disabilities ranging from mobility and cognitive disabilities to temporary disabilities due to an injury...

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Oct 21, 2021

Powering hybrid work at Microsoft: A conversation with Andrew Wilson and Nathalie D’Hers

Hybrid work requires a change in mindset, culture, and technology, creating challenges and opportunities as Microsoft empowers employee productivity from anywhere. When it comes to embracing hybrid work at Microsoft, employees want options. In this video, Microsoft Chief Digital Officer Andrew Wilson and Microsoft CVP of Employee Experience Nathalie D’Hers share how Microsoft is giving its...

Aug 3, 2021

Microsoft CISO Bret Arsenault provides practical advice to secure your hybrid workspace

In episodes of the Security Unlocked podcast, Microsoft CISO Bret Arsenault discusses the biggest challenges in securing your hybrid workspace with industry peers from Microsoft, LinkedIn, Vodafone, and more. The episodes cover how security leaders are adjusting to the new normal of hybrid work. In each episode, Arsenault and his guest share practical tips and...

Jul 30, 2021

SAP on Microsoft Azure: Lessons Microsoft learned moving to the cloud

Editor’s note: This story has been updated with new details and updated terminology. A new SAP on Microsoft Azure video also has been added below. Microsoft expected that it would save money and time when it made its “SAP on Microsoft Azure” commitment, but it wasn’t sure how much. Three and a half years after...

Jul 6, 2021

Driving inclusive and effective meetings at Microsoft with Microsoft Teams

Editor’s note: We’ve republished this blog with a new companion video.  At her core, Susan Sims is a relationship builder. In her work as a senior program manager on the Portfolio Integration team, she has prioritized running inclusive and effective meetings. This is made much more challenging because of how COVID-19 has turned every interaction,...

Jun 22, 2021

How software developers get feedback at Microsoft

As a software architect, Raja Narayan has one guiding principle that’s inspired by the words of Eleanor Roosevelt: Learn from the mistakes of others. It also helps to have a community forum where software developers get feedback at Microsoft. “Every development team has their own process for software development, but I wanted to create a...

Mar 18, 2021

New Microsoft Teams app helps Microsoft communicate with employees at scale

Microsoft is rolling out an application that will directly connect employees with company announcements and feature updates they need—all through the new Microsoft Teams app. Called Company Communicator, the new app enables leaders and communications specialists to send messages directly to multiple teams, employees, or any subset of an internal audience, over chat or in...

Feb 16, 2021

Powering decision making at Microsoft by analyzing data with Microsoft Power BI

Microsoft’s drive to make more and better data-driven decisions is fueled by analyzing data with Microsoft Power BI. But how is it getting employees to analyze their data and build their own visualizations? They’re teaching them. As the saying goes: if you teach someone to fish, you’ll feed them for a lifetime. That’s exactly what...

Jan 21, 2021

Taking command: How Microsoft employees are doing more with Microsoft Teams

Collaboration is the name of the game in the age of remote work, and Microsoft Teams makes this possible at every level internally at Microsoft. This resonates with Gayle Townsend, a senior customer success manager in Microsoft Midwest Region Sales, a role where she helps customers bring their vision for a modern workplace to life...

Dec 18, 2020

Meet the Microsoft team bringing human connection back to retail sales

The conversation was so human. Chelsea Cox, a Microsoft retail store associate, remembers chatting with a couple looking for a laptop that would last through grad school. She helped them weigh the pros and cons of a few different Microsoft devices based on their processing power and storage needs. The best part? The conversation happened...

Dec 10, 2020

Modernizing Microsoft consulting services with move to SAP on Microsoft Azure

Reginald Albert worked as a field seller at Microsoft for over 20 years, where he had a front row seat to see how teams, customers, and partners use Microsoft technology to power their work. When looking for his next role at the company, he wanted a challenge. He got one. As the director of Services...