Feb 5, 2021   |   Cody Bay

Everyone can approve of the new Microsoft Approvals platform

The Microsoft Approvals platform, which is used by everyone at the company to get stuff done, has a new look and feel that everyone at Microsoft can approve of—at least until it is replaced by something better. Sumeet Deshpande, principal engineering manager for the Microsoft Approvals team in Microsoft Digital, is wrapping up his team’s...

Mar 25, 2020   |   Lukas Velush

Microsoft moves its main employee portal to latest version of SharePoint

Editor’s note: This blog post has been updated to reflect how improvements in SharePoint in Microsoft 365 are enabling Microsoft to share news about COVID-19 and remote working with its employees in ways that were previously not possible. Moving MSW, Microsoft’s internal news and information portal, to the latest version of SharePoint in Microsoft 365...

Mar 4, 2020   |   Lukas Velush

New version of Microsoft Edge browser rolling out across Microsoft

Microsoft began deploying the new Microsoft Edge browser to its 151,000 employees this week, a critical step in the company’s worldwide rollout of the Chromium-based browser. “Microsoft’s internal use of the new Edge has been pivotal for us,” says Steve Rugh, a principal program manager lead in the Microsoft Edge product group. He thanked the...

Feb 13, 2020   |   Marissa Stout

Unpacking how Microsoft employees collaborate on Microsoft Teams and Yammer

The question comes frequently from customers: When do Microsoft employees use Microsoft Teams and when do they use Yammer? The company’s 151,000 employees use Teams as their primary client for calling, holding meetings, chatting, and collaborating with colleagues, says Frank Delia, a senior program manager in Microsoft Digital. Think of it as the place for...

Jan 15, 2020   |   Serah Delaini

How Microsoft leverages multi-geo to meet changing data residency requirements

Saving documents, email messages, images, and other files in the cloud makes everything better, right? But how do you ensure compliance with local regulations in dozens of countries or regions when you’re a multinational company? Online storage and computing services have significantly improved both team collaboration and the employee experience at Microsoft. They can also...

Nov 12, 2019   |   Lukas Velush

Microsoft launches smart building era with debut of new Singapore office

The opening of a new Microsoft office and executive briefing center in Singapore ushers in an era in which the company will deploy smart-building technology at its offices around the world and at its headquarters in Redmond, Washington. The most distinguishing feature of the Singapore office is on the top floor of the new building:...

Mar 1, 2019   |   Lukas Velush

Chasing the sun with live event capabilities in Microsoft 365

How do you connect people across 48 countries for a global team meeting? Nathalie D’Hers’ team is one of the most far-flung at Microsoft—the 500-plus people in her organization are scattered across the globe, with at least one employee working in nearly every major Microsoft office. “With an organization so geographically distributed, it’s hard to...