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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
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
Microsoft's Office for Mac 2011
Bread and butter. Lock and key. Paper and pen. Microsoft and…Apple? The San Jose Mercury News highlights how the Valley’s “odd couple” continues to successfully collaborate with the newest version of Office for Mac here .
2 Feb 2011
Next Generation of Bay Area Entrepreneurs and Technologists Gather for the Second Annual Dare 2B Digital Conference
The Dare 2B Digital Conference , the premier hands-on learning event for middle and high school girls aged 13-16, is coming up this weekend. Join the next generation of entrepreneurs and technologists in the Valley on Saturday, February 12, at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif., to...
8 Feb 2011
Microsoft Kinect for Xbox Brings Home the Churchill Club 2011 Magical Team Award
The first annual Churchill Club Awards were held last Thursday in Santa Clara in honor of the Club’s 25th anniversary. The Churchill Awards acknowledge outstanding achievements in innovation, social benefit, collaboration, and leadership. With these awards, the Churchill Club seeks to ignite conversations...
21 Sep 2011
Train. Endure. Achieve. Matter.
October 16 th marked a significant day in the lives of a band of philanthropic Microsoft employees and, potentially, the lives of Leukemia & Lymphoma sufferers the world over. A diverse group of employees answered the call to help a cause that was too strong to ignore when we heard about the...
10 Nov 2011
2013 Microsoft Imagine Cup: All Dreams Welcome
Since 2002, Microsoft’s Imagine Cup has served as the springboard for innovative ideas in technology. The Imagine Cup has engaged thousands of U.S. college and high school students to generate and nurture their entrepreneurship and technology prowess. Recent competitions have focused on technology...
28 Nov 2012
A Guiding Hand Improves Children’s Chances at Success
This post is a part of a series showcasing Silicon Valley organizations that champion positive change in our community. Help this organization win an Xbox package by clicking the ‘like’ button ! Clarissa first began visiting the Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula (BGCP) at the...
15 Aug 2011
Family learning, full STEAM ahead
Parent’s Day was yesterday, and we’re reflecting on the critical role parents play in the success of their children and, in turn, our community. A recent report featured in Education Week evaluated parent involvement in their children’s education over the past decade. The benefits of...
23 Jul 2012
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
Help Your Favorite Nonprofit Get a Software Donation
Below is contributed content from the Microsoft Unlimited Potential Blog. Today we’re announcing updates to our nonprofit software donations program to enable more nonprofits around the world to get easier access to the technology they need, when they need it. While we currently provide software...
18 Aug 2011
Microsoft’s Sid Espinosa Honored, a “New Standard in Excellence”
We have reason to celebrate! Microsoft Silicon Valley’s Corporate Citizenship Director Sid Espinosa was recently honored by the Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (HARC) with its annual Young Hispanic Corporate Achievers Award at a ceremony in Chicago, followed by two days of intense...
22 May 2012
Local Educators Gather at Microsoft's Silicon Valley Campus to Discuss Classroom Project Needs
This evening more than 200 educators from San Mateo and Santa Clara counties, together with representatives from DonorsChoose.org, will gather at Microsoft's Silicon Valley campus to share classroom project ideas and funding needs. One technology tool that brings public school teachers and private...
3 Mar 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
The 2012 Hispanic Youth Institute knocks down educational obstacles
Microsoft Silicon Valley loves a good challenge, and we love to create opportunities for empowering youth. That’s why we helped bring Hispanic Youth Institute to Silicon Valley three years ago. HYI guides Hispanic students to realize their dreams of higher education and career success, particularly...
17 Aug 2012
Santa Clara County chooses Microsoft Office 365
It’s incredibly rewarding to find business synergies with our neighbors, which is why we’re happy to announce that the county of Santa Clara has selected Office 365 as its new communications and collaboration software for all 15,000 of its employees . The efficiencies of using a cloud...
24 Aug 2012
Microsoft Sponsors Silicon Valley Leadership Group’s Annual Luncheon
Leadership is an attribute found in abundance here in Silicon Valley. With many worldwide-renowned businesses calling the Valley their home, it’s no wonder that this region is known for some of the best and brightest minds from around the world. In an effort to bring together many of the Bay...
22 Nov 2011
WebsiteSpark Gives Silicon Valley Web Designers and Developers a Jump-Start with Windows Azure
Sharing an announcement from the Windows Azure team. By Himanshu Singh WebsiteSpark is Microsoft’s program for small web development and design companies. WebsiteSpark gives web designers and developers a jump-start by providing the tools and resources needed to build great websites, free...
21 Jun 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
CES Keynote: Microsoft’s Momentum Moves into 2012
The International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), otherwise known as the world’s largest consumer technology tradeshow, is wrapping up today in Las Vegas! Recently, CEO Steve Ballmer took to the CES stage for Microsoft’s final keynote presentation. And you may have noticed Microsoft did...
13 Jan 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
When a Store is a Store…and so Much More.
When is a store not just a store? When it’s a place for people to congregate, collaborate and experience. That is the design and vibe of the new Microsoft store in Palo Alto. The April 19th opening of the Microsoft Store at Stanford Shopping Center is the second Silicon Valley location where shoppers...
27 Apr 2012
Microsoft Silicon Valley Honored with Corporate Philanthropy Award
Microsoft Silicon Valley was honored this month by the Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal at the Corporate Philanthropy Awards . Microsoft ranked sixth among the area’s top ten contributors, donating $3.5 million in cash donations. The corporation’s three largest Silicon Valley contributions...
28 Nov 2011
Microsoft Investments Transform Non-profits: Recipients Honored at Reception
Silicon Valley is home to several outstanding nonprofit organizations who are committed to the advancement of our community. This week, at a grantee reception, Microsoft recognized 66 organizations for their dedication to improving quality of life in the Valley. These organizations have touched the local...
27 Sep 2011
Spot some good? #Goodspotting tells the world
Research has shown that selfless giving by one person can influence many other people to pay it forward, and that’s the simple inspiration behind #Goodspotting . Is your family donating toys to a shelter? Are you and your colleagues sponsoring a family this holiday season? Did your neighbor...
20 Dec 2012
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