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 6, 2020   |   Lukas Velush

How Microsoft is enabling its employees to work remotely with Microsoft Teams

When Microsoft employees need to work remotely, they are empowered to stay productive and connected by using Microsoft Teams. “For a variety of reasons, we have seen an increase in the numbers of employees working remotely,” says Pouneh Kaufman, the principal PM manager in Microsoft Core Services Engineering and Operations (CSEO) who leads the internal...

Feb 27, 2020   |   Lukas Velush

How ‘born in the cloud’ thinking is fueling Microsoft’s transformation

Microsoft wasn’t born in the cloud, but soon you won’t be able to tell. Now that it has finished “lifting and shifting” its massive internal workload to Microsoft Azure, the company is rethinking everything. “We’re rearchitecting all of our applications so that they work natively on Azure,” says Ludovic Hauduc, corporate vice president of Core...

Dec 3, 2019   |   Chloe Wattles

Microsoft’s move to Microsoft Teams boosted by getting communications right

When Microsoft started the rollout to Microsoft Teams-only mode in the fall of 2018, Sarah Lundy was anticipating a tough trek for the company’s largest-ever internal upgrade. Instead, in March 2019, when Microsoft’s internal upgrade from Skype for Business to Microsoft Teams was complete, the results were pleasantly positive. It was one of the smoothest...

Jul 18, 2019   |   Lukas Velush

Microsoft Teams era takes flight inside Microsoft

Microsoft’s internal upgrade to Microsoft Teams is complete, and now the company is looking to get its base of more than 200,000 employees and vendors to do more with this versatile collaboration platform. Usage of Teams has been high since the company largely finished its move from Skype for Business to Teams in March, says...

May 30, 2019   |   Lukas Velush

How an internal cloud migration is boosting Microsoft Azure

When Microsoft set out to move its massive internal workload of 60,000 on-premises servers to the cloud and to shutter its handful of sprawling datacenters, there was just one order from company leaders looking to go all-in on Microsoft Azure—do it quickly. However, it was 2014, still the early days of moving large, deeply rooted...