Challenges of Testing Data – Is it Really 73°F in Seattle right now? – by Cyril Bouanna

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Cyril Bounanna is a Senior Development Lead for the Bing Data Quality and Measurement Team.  Today he presents to us a real-life scenario that software engineers and testers encounter when they are building Bing. *** Software engineers have developed a lot of expertise and solutions to assess code quality. From static analysis to E2E automation, performance benchmarks, or search relevance, we know how to verify if our code does the right…

Microsoft’s Best Presents at NANOG55 Event – by Petr Lapukhov

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North American Network Operator Group, or NANOG, is an open forum bringing together network engineers from the US/Canada’s largest Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and enterprises. The main goals of NANOG meetings are exchanging ideas, presenting designs, giving tutorials, learning new things, and sharing operational experience. The event is very popular among network operators, and gathers hundreds of people three times a year. You can meet people from the industry leading…

Want to change the world? Want to make the web a better place? Microsoft Global Foundation Services (GFS) is hiring rock star Network Engineers – by Kay Kelison

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Does being an integral member of the team that is building out the Microsoft cloud for hundreds of millions of daily users sound exciting to you? Are you passionate, high energy and do you have a desire to help build the network that powers the world’s largest online services? GFS is responsible for delivering over 200 Microsoft web portals, Live and Online Services around the world including infrastructure, security and…

Twitter chat with Bing’s Staffing team and get real time answers on jobs, the Bing culture, and tips on how to interview!

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On Friday, March 30th at 10am/pst, the Bing Staffing team is having a twitter chat up! What is a twitter chat up you ask?  Twitter chats are scheduled gatherings of people on Twitter to discuss pretty much anything that interests them, using a #hashtag to keep track of the conversation. This is a great opportunity to ask the Bing Staffing team any questions you have regarding job opportunities with Bing and the…

Featuring Chris Hanaoka from MSG

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My name is Chris Hanaoka and I lead software development for the infrastructure organization that powers Microsoft’s online services. Talk about a dream job! I’m surrounded by really, really smart people that I get to learn from every day. I have the opportunity to contribute to cutting edge technology. Everything is at an insanely massive scale. And I get to build solutions that I’m proud of!   Our team is…

Introducing Josh Wilson – Lead for the Microsoft Operations Center (MOC) Automation Program

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My name is Josh Wilson, I am the lead of the Microsoft Operations Center (MOC) Automation Program for the Global Foundation Services team. Global Foundation Services (GFS) is the engine that powers Microsoft’s Software Plus Services strategy, hosting more than 200 of the company’s online services and web portals. I am responsible for overseeing Automated Incident Management, our Internal Tools Optimization team, and Automated Alarm Management for the MOC. My…

Pauline’s Journey to Global Foundation Services (GFS)

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When I was first contacted by a corporate recruiter on professional network/career website, the first thing I thought was:  is this a joke…construction contract management at Microsoft?  When I learned that Microsoft is heavily involved in constructing and operating data centers domestically and worldwide, I was hooked.    With my educational background (Juris Doctor & Masters in Business Administration with an emphasis in International Business, and an undergraduate degree in…

Newbie in GFS

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By: AshleyJ Webster defines “new blood” as persons who are accepted into a group or organization and are expected to provide fresh ideas and vitality. Those are pretty high expectations; but I’m up for the challenge as I finish up my second week as a recruiter in Global Foundation Services. I’m actually not quite a newbie to Microsoft – I joined the organization in February 2010 in the HR Trax…

MEET DAVID LOW from the Microsoft Operations Center!

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Why Microsoft?   Prior to joining Microsoft in July of 2010, I had done 3 tours of duty for other Silicon Valley companies.  I first came down during the dotcom gold rush working for @Home Networks, which later became Excite@Home.  I then moved to eBay which was still seeing massive growth.  We expanded globally and acquired several companies such as PayPal.   I then spent a short period of time at…