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

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...
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Meet Dr. Ying Li, Partner Engineering Manager

  Dr. Ying Li is the Partner Engineering Manager responsible Online Services Division Privacy and Ads Technology Security and Compliance. Prior to her current role, Dr. Li was responsible for building Audience Intelligence and ad targeting for Microsoft’s Online Service Division, had established the data mining services to MSN businesses worldwide, and was a key founding member of Microsoft’s adCenter business. Dr. Li had built...
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The Best Way to Predict the Future is to Invent It

When I’m asked how search needs to change, I often talk about how many new types of data and services need to be incorporated into the results to help you do something rather than just find something.  That means there could be thousands of new businesses created that Bing can tap into in much the same way we use Everyscape for our restaurant interior panoramas, or ParkingFinder.com to help you find the cheapest garage before a Lakers...
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Stylists-to-the-Stars Rob and Mariel Are Back to Help With Your Halloween Costume Decisions

  Celebrity stylists Rob Zangardi and Mariel Haenn who have styled stars including Jennifer Lopez, Rihanna, and Will and Jada Smith are back with tips to pull together amazing (and affordable) Halloween costumes. Whether it’s dressing like a rock star, going retro fabulous or channeling your inner Nicki Manaj, Rob and Mariel have you covered. Check out their tips in the following videos. Use their looks and tips as inspiration, and you...
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Top Sites Going Global with Translator API

  The ability to use language and the capacity to translate between languages is one of the characteristics that define us as humans. Over the last decade, world class researchers – both at our own research labs and around the world have been working on the problem of machine translation, the results of which you are able to enjoy today on Bing and in many other Microsoft products. Last month at the BUILD conference, Satya Nadella...
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Articles and syndicated content - help or hindrance?

Dictionary.com shares this meaning of “syndication”  (see #8) when used as a verb: to publish simultaneously, or supply for simultaneous publication, in a number of newspapers or other periodicals in different places: Her column is syndicated in 120 papers. In most cases, being syndicated is seen as a positive thing.  You’ve hit the big time, you’re in demand, people what to hear from you.  All good signs you...
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Announcing the Winners of “Decide Your Local Hotspot” Twitter Sweepstakes

  Congratulations to the winners of the Bing “Decide Your Local Hotspot” sweepstakes. On September 29the, we asked you to share your favorite local places with us on Twitter. We got some great suggestions. We are excited to announce the 5 winners: @BillyPadgett, @scosby, @martiferg, @Judge_Dan, and @ericwilborn. Each of them will be receiving a Samsung Focus Windows 7 Phone. Thanks to everyone who entered and stay tuned for...
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Meet Michele Banko!

Michele Banko, Senior Research Software Development Engineer.   Michele is part of the Query Understanding team within Microsoft Advertising Research and Relevance.  This team develops models and algorithms that reflect user intent of Bing queries in the context of advertising. By doing so, they aim to make advertising more efficient for both advertisers and consumers.   Michele’s team consists of nine applied scientists and...
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It's all about big data, cloud storage, and a million gigabytes per day

My name is Ed Harris, and I am a development manager on the Bing team.  I’ve been at Bing since 2004, and worked on a lot of different teams – on the front-end/consumer-facing bits, deep in the platform space, and now in our infrastructure team.   The infrastructure team’s mission is to provide a stable foundation for Bing and other online applications to run upon.  Want to install an operating system and deploy a...
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Bing Rewards Sweepstakes Winners and New Monthly Sweepstakes

  We are pleased to announce the winners, pending official confirmation, of the three Bing Rewards sweepstakes that ended on September 30. We’re also pleased to announce that we’re now running sweepstakes on a monthly basis and have just launched the first set of these for October. Keep reading for details on the new prizes and how to enter, but first congratulations to our latest winners. Beverly B. of Durham North Carolina had...
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