Life at Microsoft isn’t just about coming up with the next big technological innovation or writing software code.

Case in point: Next week, more than 400 Microsoft employees, customers and partners from around the world will travel to New Orleans for the annual Microsoft Dynamics Convergence conference. On March 18, before the convention networking begins, more than 400 customers, partners and Microsoft employees attending Convergence are teaming up with New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity, Hike for KaTREEna and St. Paul’s Homecoming Center to frame two new Habitat houses.

They will also plant 200 trees in medians and streets within the Gentilly/Seabrook community; build a fence surrounding a one-acre area that is the future site of a community sports field; landscape several neighborhood homes; finish a senior lounge inside the Hope Community Center, while also building shelving for the center’s food pantry; repaint a number of indoor areas and paint a mural for the gymnasium; and paint the fence of a nearby park.

Read more about this really cool cause over on the Microsoft News Center.

Posted by Jeff Meisner
Editor, The Official Microsoft Blog