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...

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...

Mar 23, 2020   |   Lukas Velush

Running on VPN: How Microsoft is keeping its remote workforce connected

When Microsoft began preparing for its employees to work remotely in response to COVID-19, it was the job of Ludo Hauduc, corporate vice president of Core Platform Engineering in Microsoft Digital, and his team to make sure that the company’s internal network would hold up. They were cautiously optimistic—the team had just rebuilt the entire...