Guru Prasad sits at a bench, legs crossed, looking at the camera.

Oct 19, 2020

Turning to DevOps engineering practices to democratize access to data at Microsoft

There’s been an evolution of data products and data product development practices at Microsoft. Data product development and operations now embrace the philosophies, practices, and tools of modern software development. It’s called data product DevOps, and it involves applying modern software engineering practices to build, deploy, and operate impactful data products as reliable services. “The...

Corine Kuchling talks to Johan Bosch and Daniel Manalo from her home office while Bosch and Manalo are shown on her computer screen.

May 6, 2020

Microsoft completes new Microsoft Edge browser deployment, experiences performance boost

Overnight, thousands of Microsoft employees moved to the new Microsoft Edge browser without knowing it, including those in the company’s sales and marketing organization. When they signed into their machines the next morning, their browser experience was substantially improved. That’s because Herman Forrest, senior program manager, and the Microsoft Core Services Engineering and Operations (CSEO)...

Screenshots of the CSEO and Finance teams, working from home, conversing through Microsoft Teams.

Apr 21, 2020

How Microsoft transformed key Finance audit practices with Azure DevOps

What if you could simplify your complex, manual, and ambiguous financial audit processes with automation and improved visibility? With a little bit of creativity and valuable collaboration, the Microsoft Core Services Engineering and Operations (CSEO) team did just that, developing a unique solution that helped the Microsoft Finance team that it supports transform the way...

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Sep 17, 2020

Internal search bookmarks boost productivity at Microsoft

Search is part of our everyday life. It’s useful—we all know that—but how can you quantify that impact? That was the challenge faced by Dodd Willingham, senior program manager and internal search administrator in Microsoft Core Services Engineering and Operations (CSEO). “There’s an obvious value, we can see that by the existence of Bing,” Willingham...