Social Job Search by Ali

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I think by now we all know that Bing is more than just a search engine, it’s a decision engine.  But did you also know that your friends can now help you make better decisions?  A couple weeks ago, the Bing team introduced the world to Social Search.  Social Search is a feature of Bing which combines search results with the likes of your Facebook friends.  When you sign into…

Testing in the Bing Cloud

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It was about 17 years ago in the old Microsoft Building C at an evening test talk delivered by an industry luminary that I personally became excited to be a tester.  In this talk the presenter shared a story about how he and his test team were the gate keepers, the protectors, the champions of the customer.  It was their job to root out all software bugs before the product…

The Counter Offer – by Amanda M.

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If you are a current job seeker and are employed, you have been dreaming of the day you get an offer.  You will finally get the opportunity to make a fresh start and face new challenges.  What people don’t often think about is their boss making a last ditch effort to retain them and receiving a counter offer.  How do you handle this situation?   It’s incredibly flattering to be…

Engineering Matters by Bengt

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Bengt – Director, Network Engineering – Global Networking Services Team I’ve been in Microsoft’s Global Networking Services (GNS) team for just over 36 months.  Global Networking Services is the team that designs, deploys and supports the networks behind Microsoft’s online services, including Bing, Windows Azure, Microsoft Business Productivity Online Services, Hotmail, Windows Live Messenger, and Microsoft.com.  I recently reflected on why I came here.   I’ve been ‘heads down’ in…

Why we love Seattle by Amanda P.

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At Microsoft (HQ) there are a million reasons why we love living in the Seattle area. If you are a job seeker (or if you are already interviewing with us) and are considering relocating to the Puget Sound area, here is a list from some “Microsofties” on why we love Seattle!   “Seattle is a world class city that offers a wealth of amenities”   “Can’t beat the coffee”  …

Meet Mira: UX Lead with Bing

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My name is Mira and I’m a UX lead. I drive the prototyping and UX PM effort within the Design team on Bing.  My team of developers and PMs help validate design and concepts through working prototypes. We also drive UX thinking on framework features across the Bing experience. I’ve worked at Bing for 5 years (previously as Live Search) and have seen it evolve from a pure relevance-focused organization…

Microsoft Online Services as a Supply Chain? Really?

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Yes, really!  My name is Carri and I am the Director of Sourcing Operations within the Data Center Services team here at Microsoft.  I have been in the Seattle area for 15 years, working organizations with hard-core manufacturing and supply chain focus.  When you think of supply chain, companies such as Starbucks, Amazon, Boeing, PACCAR, etc. all come to mind, but not usually Microsoft.    Wow! I was surprised when…