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  • Blog Post: Vote for the Imagine Cup People’s Choice Awards

    Rock the vote! Today, Microsoft announced the 2011 U.S. Imagine Cup finalists, some of whom will go on to represent the United States in the global competition in July in New York City. These stellar students created innovative, tech-based solutions to solve global problems while learning valuable skills...
  • Blog Post: YMCA Training, Inc. helps Bostonians succeed

    Last Friday, May 20, the YMCA of Greater Boston honored Microsoft at a breakfast event in recognition of a $250,000 grant given to YMCA Training, Inc . In February , the YMCA of Greater Boston was one of 12 organizations chosen to receive a Microsoft Elevate America Community Initiative Grant , which...
  • Blog Post: Take me out to the ballgame!

    On Friday, August 5, more than 20 local Microsoft Boston employees volunteered at Fenway Park to help sell 50/50 raffle tickets in support of the Red Sox Foundation . The Red Sox Foundation is the official team charity of the Boston Red Sox, focusing on serving the health, education, recreation and social...
  • Blog Post: President Obama and Melinda Gates visit TechBoston Academy

    On Tuesday, President Obama, Melinda Gates, and U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan visited TechBoston Academy to celebrate the achievements of students and faculty in fostering a technology-rich, college preparatory curriculum, and maximizing student engagement. Check out some pictures from yesterday’s...
  • Blog Post: Boston’s Barefoot for a Cause

    On Tuesday April 5, employees at our Northeast office "walked the walk" in the rain completely barefoot to experience what those less fortunate than us go through when they don't have shoes. We're proud that the various sales, marketing and services teams across the East Region also participated in this...
  • Blog Post: Geek is Chic

    Microsoft held its fifth annual DigiGirlz Day at our Microsoft Technology Center (MTC) in Waltham on Friday, March 25 th (check out some pictures below). Microsoft celebrates women’s history month in March with various events held throughout the Northeast geography and we especially love DigiGirlz...
  • Blog Post: Harvard MBA Student Looks to Change the World at Microsoft’s Imagine Cup Finals

    Back in 2006, college student Cy Khormaee found himself participating in a Microsoft competition. Little did he know he’d find himself in the same competition five years later, competing again as a Harvard MBA student with a project that could change the future of diagnosing malaria. Each...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Honored with Tech Citizenship Award

    On December 3, Microsoft Boston was recognized by Mass High Tech at the Tech Citizenship Awards program, which honors companies in Boston that focus on giving back to the community through contributions and employee hours. Companies that receive this recognition are particularly focused on driving science...
  • Blog Post: Updates at NERD

    Check out what has been happening at NERD! Recently, NERD hosted both the New England Give Camp as well as Root Cause’s Social Innovation Forum Showcase to support and recognize non-profits that are positively impacting our communities. In addition, this past weekend more than 130 people converged...
  • Blog Post: Imagine Cup Inspiration

    A few weeks ago, I had the privilege of meeting with several Imagine Cup teams from the Boston area, including teams from Harvard, MIT, Wentworth Institute of Technology, and Holyoke Community College. I was in awe of the students and their passion, intelligence, focus, drive and innovation. It’s...
  • Blog Post: Start Your School Year Against Cyberbullying

    September is synonymous with back-to-school, as students return to the classroom, reconnect with friends and teachers and share tales of summer fun. For some, however, back-to-school often means a return to cyberbullying. The Cyberbullying Research Center in the U.S. defines cyberbullying as “willful...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft's Community Efforts - Q&A with Anissa Battaglino

    Have you ever wondered how Microsoft impacts the local Boston community? Anissa Battaglino, Microsoft’s Operations and Community Manager in the Northeast District, discusses some of the citizenship and community relations efforts in which Microsoft Boston is involved. 1. What is the focus of...