GFS innovates to provide clean power to data centers

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Click the link below to learn more about the research and development taking place in Global Foundations Services (GFS) to provide a zero carbon data center http://www.globalfoundationservices.com/posts/2012/november/19/Microsoft-Recycles-Waste-to-Provide-Clean-Power-for-Data-Center-R-and-D

Why Should You Talk to a Recruiter, You Ask? I’ll Tell You – by Andrea LaCoy

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I think that everyone would agree with the statement that we live in a world that is ever changing and always evolving. The standard way of doing things in the past are being replaced with the better, faster, more efficient versions and this can been seen in almost everything we do. Making a career change is no exception. Gone are the days of reading the ‘Want Ads’ in the newspaper,…

Management Excellence – by Eugenia Sawa

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As we head into the NBA Finals, my mind turns to Erik Spoelstra and the unique situation he is in.  With the finals starting tonight, I think about how Erik Spoelstra’s role as head coach of the Miami Heat, a team of very strong individual players each with their own strengths translates to the world of high technology and people management. Understand your players – Understand your team – how…

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…

I’m Working at Microsoft and We’re Donating Imagery to OpenStreetMap!

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 I’ve super excited to tell you that I’ve accepted a position as Principal Architect at Bing Mobile and am moving to the Seattle, Washington area to work on maptastic things! Yay! Even better, Microsoft is donating access to its global orthorectified aerial imagery to help OpenStreetMappers make the map even better than it already is. OpenStreetMap, the project I founded, allows users to draw features like buildings and roads on top of…

Meet David – One of Our Sr. Product Planners for Advertiser and Publisher Solutions Team

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 I’m a Sr. Product Planner and am a newer hire to the Advertiser and Publisher Solutions (“APS”) team, working on fraud prevention planning. This includes helping to run the fraud prevention programs and planning for future product releases.  Before joining Microsoft my perception was that Microsoft was a large company, with several teams working on different products. Since joining, I realized that it is a huge company, with many teams…

Meet Elad , A Senior Software Development Engineer from the Bing Mobile Team/Israel

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 I was following Microsoft as a hobbyist programmer ever since I was a geeky teenager. I always thought it would be an incredibly interesting company to work for and indeed it is. In the past I felt that Microsoft had lost some of the focus as it became very big and tried to do too many things. However, in recent years I’ve started seeing signs of Microsoft going back to…

If A Link Is On Your Resume, Employers Will Click On It – Kay

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Hiring managers as well as Recruiters will almost always click on the provided links to look at your web site if it’s listed. We will would try to find out as much about the candidate as we can, including looking up the person online.  Even if it’s not on your resume, if your blog, or profile contains information on your real identity, the people you least expect, and those that…

Free Advice From a Recruiter – Kay

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Please consider your online presence! Which means those pictures of you doing a wet t-shirt contest should be removed on Facebook. I have a friend who has a job interview this week and she just emailed me to remove a ton of pictures I have of her up on Flickr, a social site where people look for you, too.  While you may have went and made them all private, Bing…

Meet Steve, A Lead Program Manager in the Ads International Team

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 I love working for Microsoft because I am constantly around amazingly smart people that creates endless learning possibilities.  There are so many challenges and problems to solve in this company that I walk away everyday having grown in one way or another.  Whether it is learning a new process, figuring out a new way to solve a problem, or having to just tough it out from the sheer amount of…