Monthly Archives: March 2013

Spring in the Pacific Northwest – A happiness guide for indoor and outdoor geeks

What does a Microsoftie like to do in the spring? The answer is likely one or more of the following: “Spring skiing, riding my bike, spending time outside with my kids, or going to a Mariners game.” It’s official – we’ve seen the sun. We know you’re already heading out to enjoy some fresh air. [...]

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Why attend SXSW?

South by Southwest (SXSW) is a future-thinking conference that draws an incredible density of people working in tech. The networking opportunities can’t be beat. You get to learn where the jobs are and meet people who might help you land them. You learn about technology that’s coming. And you might hit the dance floor. Microsoft [...]

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Working Abroad at Microsoft – Opportunities for Women

March is Women’s History Month. It’s a time to celebrate the international achievements of women—past, present and future.  JobsBlog is shining a spotlight on one female employee who has worked in the U.S. and internationally. Carrie Martin Vance, a support practice manager now based in Tennessee (United States), lived abroad—in Dublin and London—for nine years, [...]

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Think you know Xbox?

Times have changed. Join us and step outside the box for a moment.  The soul of Xbox soars as high as ever, but the iconic console has a new role. McKenzie Eakin, a program manager for Xbox, talks about how Xbox has evolved way outside the box to become the hub of home entertainment. In her [...]

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Does the world need more stuff?

Albert Shum, director of design for Windows Phone, is passionate about Microsoft’s employees and their creativity. These days, some of the brightest minds at Microsoft are changing the relationship between people and products, rendering technology invisible. Albert is one employee who is helping to reshape the way people perceive technology. Below is a snapshot of [...]

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Jobs in IT: The five coolest people who work at Microsoft

Ok, so maybe it’s really five of the coolest people (good luck narrowing it down)! As I mentioned in my last post, passion is the common thread that connects people at Microsoft. You, our JobsBlog readers, tell us you want an inside view on what it’s like to work here. We hear it in every job [...]

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