Monthly Archives: November 2010

Microsoft Research Asia’s Philosopher of Online Search: Ji-Rong Wen

‘Softie in Question: Ji-Rong Wen Job title: Senior Researcher – Web Data Management Grop - Microsoft Research Asia (MSRA) Ji-Rong: please tell us about your academic background prior to coming to MSRA? I received my Ph.D. from the Institute of Computing Technology at the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 1999. Why did you choose MSRA over academia? [...]

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Should I get certifications before applying to Microsoft?

Dear JobsBlog: I’m about to graduate from college and will have 13 months remaining on my GI Bill benefit, which can be used for certifications or other job training. Would Microsoft prefer that I had certifications in Microsoft products, or is that something I could be trained in upon hiring? -GI Bill to Microsoft Today’s [...]

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John Jackson: from submarines to the Cloud

‘Softie in Question: John Jackson Job title: Principle Lead Program Manager – Azure COGS (Cost of Goods Sold) Welcome to Microsoft. How long have you been here now? Just about three weeks. And you’re working on Azure and Cloud computing? My goal is to develop a new program for the Business Platform Division in the [...]

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Windows Phone 7′s Wonder Woman: KC Lemson

‘Softie in question: KC Lemson Job title: Lead Program Manager – Windows Phone 7 (Photos & Camera) Congratulations on the Windows Phone 7 launch. Let’s go back to the beginning. Tell me about your first experience with technology and communications. That’d be 1988 – when I got into BBSing. The technology was just a means [...]

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Raphael Mun: translating dreams to Xbox

‘Softie in question: Raphael Mun Job title: Software Development Engineer for Xbox Platform First off, congratulations on the launch of Kinect. Was working in gaming a life-long dream for you? As a little kid in Korea, I was originally into reading. But everything changed when my dad came back from a work trip to Japan [...]

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