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  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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 –...
  • Blog Post: 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 .
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...