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It’s Giving Tuesday. What’s on your community’s wish list?
Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday -- they help us score deals on the holiday gifts we give one another, but at Microsoft Silicon Valley, we’re just as excited about what happens today. It’s GivingTuesday , a day when – as families, businesses and individuals –...
27 Nov 2012
Photo Tour: Canopy and Microsoft Plant 110 Trees for 500 Students in East Palo Alto
On October 6, more than 500 volunteers of all ages joined Canopy and Microsoft at Brentwood Academy in East Palo Alto to plant 110 trees. The newly-planted shade and fruit trees will provide over 500 students at Brentwood Academy with a welcoming learning environment. Trees don’t simply...
2 Nov 2012
MSV gets active with the 2012 Trailblazer Race
On September 30, Microsoft’s Silicon Valley campus was the proud sponsor and host of The Friends of Stevens Creek Trailblazer Race for the 10 th straight year. The 2012 race was exceptionally rewarding for us because we found even more ways to actively give. Volunteer coordinator Dan Costello and...
18 Oct 2012
Recap of the social media for non-profits event at Microsoft Silicon Valley
If social media has done one thing, it’s given individuals and organizations of all sizes an equal playing field to voice and amplify their opinion, cause, or brand message to anyone who is willing to listen. Non-profits in particular have been taking advantage of social media outlets to share...
31 Jul 2012
Microsoft Silicon Valley gets interviewed by KCBS at United Way’s 2012 Day of Action
Last month, over 200 Silicon Valley residents got together to volunteer at the AJ Dorsa Elementary School in East San Jose. The occasion was United Way’s Day of Action , a nationwide citizenship event where local residents and corporations get their hands dirty as part of an effort to better their...
25 Jul 2012
Microsoft Opens New Office at Moffett Towers in Sunnyvale
Employees from across Microsoft’s campuses in the San Francisco Bay Area gathered in Sunnyvale today to celebrate the opening of the new office at the Moffett Towers. The 237,121 square foot facility is a brightly colored office designed to foster a collaborative environment that promotes innovation...
10 Jul 2012
United Way Honors Microsoft for Measurable Community Impact
Recently, United Way honored Microsoft with the 2011 Summit Award to recognize the company and its employees for making a real and measurable community impact. Our Microsoft Silicon Valley campus has also been a major champion of our local United Way of Silicon Valley . In 2011, our Silicon Valley campus...
16 May 2012
Our Giving is Growing!
Ever hear the saying, “Be the change you want to see in the world”? Microsoft employees live by it. Our employees demonstrated commitment to change in our communities with unprecedented levels of sweat equity during the past year. At the corporate level and on our Silicon Valley campus, employees...
23 Mar 2012
Susan Catan: Inspiring MSV’s Giving Campaign
Below is contributed content from Thomas Kohnstamm. Once again, Microsoft Silicon Valley (MSV) proved itself to be a fundraising hotspot in Microsoft’s October Giving Campaign. Is it MSV’s unique work culture? Is it MSV’s location in the global nexus of tech and venture capital...
30 Dec 2011
SVC Team Conquers Tough Mudder
Below is contributed content from Stiv Ostenberg. Approximately 2,500 employees currently work (and live) in Silicon Valley and they routinely devote energy to the advancement of our community. James McLachlan is one of them. James, a member of the Interactive Entertainment Business (IEB) team at...
28 Sep 2011
Annual Trailblazer Race: Families, Fun and Fundraising!
The 2011 Trailblazer Race, presented by Microsoft and the ‘Friends of Stevens Creek Trail,’ took place this weekend at Microsoft’s Silicon Valley campus. The annual event is the primary fundraiser for the Friends of Stevens Creek Trail , an organization dedicated to promoting community...
27 Sep 2011
San Jose Business Journal’s Perks of the Valley Slideshow
Today, the San Jose Business Journal posted a Perks of the Valley slideshow as part of its continuing coverage on the job market in Silicon Valley. Microsoft is proud to be included in this showcase alongside other Valley tech companies, including Google, eBay, LinkedIn, IMB, Box.net and more. The...
5 Aug 2011
Microsoft Supports San Francisco Education Initiative Aimed at Helping Students Succeed in Competitive U.S. Job Market
Today, San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee joined Microsoft, the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD), the San Francisco Education Fund and Beyond 12 to announce an education initiative that focuses on enabling students through technology to enhance their learning and succeed in the competitive U...
14 Jun 2011
Microsoft Rolls Up Its Sleeves with Other Valley Companies and Community Groups to Plant 200 Trees in East Palo Alto
Microsoft, along with seven other top Valley companies and community groups, planted more than 200 trees at Greek Oaks and Cesar Chavez Academies in East Palo Alto last weekend. The trees will provide shade, as well as cleaner air, for the more than 800 elementary and middle school students in the area...
12 May 2011
Business Insider Sits Down with Microsoft’s Dan’l Lewin to Discuss Startups, Bubbles and Pet Food
Dan'l Lewin, corporate vice president of strategic and emerging business development at Microsoft Corporation, was recently interviewed by Business Insider about Microsoft's presence in Silicon Valley. Below are highlights, as quoted from Business Insider , from this conversation: Growing Valley...
14 Mar 2011
TechSoup Global Contributors’ Summit Brings Participants from 45 Countries to Microsoft Silicon Valley
Microsoft is proud to continue its 15-year partnership with TechSoup , by hosting this year's Global Contributors' Summit . The two-day event kicked off on Tuesday, February 15, with welcomes from Director of Citizenship for Microsoft's Silicon Valley campus, Sid Espinosa and Senior Director of Global...
16 Feb 2011
Dan’l Lewin’s Mission for Microsoft Silicon Valley
According to the San Jose Mercury News , Microsoft's Vice President for Strategic and Emerging Business Development, Dan'l Lewin, has established himself as one of Silicon Valley's most influential figures. And he's not stopping there. Lewin talks about his plans for reaching startups through BizSpark...
3 Feb 2011
Welcome to the Microsoft Silicon Valley Blog
Welcome to the Microsoft Silicon Valley blog where you can find posts on news, events, opportunities, community efforts and the people of Microsoft Silicon Valley and our industry and community partners. There are nearly 2,000 Microsoft employees in the Silicon Valley who represent virtually every business...
31 Jan 2011
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