Apr 22, 2021   |   Jason Kellington

Sharing how Microsoft now secures its network with a Zero Trust model

Editor’s note: We’ve republished this blog with a new companion video. Safeguarding corporate resources is a high priority for any business, but how does Microsoft protect a network perimeter that extends to thousands of global endpoints accessing corporate data and services 24 hours a day, seven days a week? It’s all about communication, collaboration, and...

Dec 16, 2020   |   Kiera Sholty

Best of Inside Track: How Microsoft embraced working remotely internally in 2020

When it became clear that employees would need to shift to working from home because of COVID-19, Microsoft pivoted quickly, taking steps to make sure the transition would be smooth for its 166,000 employees. The team leading the charge was Microsoft Digital, the engineering organization at Microsoft that builds and manages the products, processes, and...

Jun 15, 2020   |   Lukas Velush

Onboarding new Microsoft employees with Microsoft Teams while working remotely

Allison Koch’s first day at Microsoft was a long time coming. So was Eran Samocha’s. Both are newly minted Microsoft employees who, like new employees everywhere, are embarking on new career journeys under unprecedented conditions. Koch, a self-described Microsoft fan, has been selling or advocating for the company’s products “for more years than I care...

Apr 29, 2020   |   Aleenah Ansari

Using a Zero Trust strategy to secure Microsoft’s network during remote work

Microsoft’s cloud-first strategy enables most Microsoft employees to directly access applications and services via the internet, but remote workers still use the company’s virtual private network (VPN) to access some corporate resources and applications when they’re outside of the office. This became increasingly apparent when Microsoft prepared for its employees to work remotely in response...