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…

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,…

Scouting For Talent – by Brian Christensen

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Working as a Staffing Consultant within Online Services Division here at Microsoft, I am constantly reminded that my job has a lot of similar aspects to sports and trying to put together a team that is set up to win. While watching the NBA Eastern Conference Finals this past weekend, I noticed the intricacies of what it took to put a winning team on the court. Even before teams come together, there…

Meet – Dave with Global Foundation Services (GFS)

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Hi, my name is Dave.  I am based out of our Mountain View location and am a Group Manager in the Global Networking Services Implementation team within the Global Foundations Services organization.     Our team builds network infrastructure to ensure that BOS enterprise customers have the required capacity and bandwidth requirements to support new growth. The teams maintain responsibility for deploying to GNS architectural standards ensuring repeatable processes and…

More great talent joining Bing: Steve Coast

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Steve Coast joined Microsoft in November 2010 as a Principal Architect.   Steve founded OpenStreetMap in 2004 which is a free and open map of the world.  He also co-founded CloudMade in 2008 that monetizes the map as values moves upstream.  Take a look at Steve’s OpenStreetMap talk at Location Strategies San Jose 2011.  http://www.stevecoast.com/talks.html  

Introducing Diana – Content Ads Product Manager

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  My name is Diana and I am the Content Ads Product Manager in APS.  Right now we are focused on Yahoo! migration and landing it successfully.  It is a very interesting time to work in this division and I am excited by the huge opportunities for Content Ads in the next year.  Before I joined full-time, I was a vendor with the same group and got to learn a…

Mapping the World from Boulder, Colorado – By Nathan

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  The Bing Mobile (BITs) group in Boulder, Colorado is constantly developing new areas to bring revenue to Bing and relevance to search through processing and interpreting imagery.  As well, the BITs (Bing Imagery Technologies) group is leading computer vision algorithm development for future Bing Maps initiatives. We are lighting up the Mobile and Local Search experience with real world search, navigation and discovery of information across all available devices…

December Search Share Update by Matt

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For those of you who may have missed it, Bing has continued to make steady increases to our US search share numbers. The full article is here.  December numbers we up to 10.7 overall share. This caps a remarkable six months since the launch of Bing, (we were somewhere below 7 percent share when we launched in June).   The most troubling trend here is that our share is increasing…