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Enjoy a friendly competition with your family and Summer Kinect Games at the Microsoft Store in Santa Clara
It has been almost a year since Microsoft opened its first Northern California retail store in Silicon Valley and the fun and events for families have not slowed since. This weekend, the Santa Clara Microsoft Store in Westfield Valley Fair Mall is featuring Summer Kinect Games for the entire family...
29 Aug 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
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
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
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
Have a Holly, Jolly Picture Perfect Holiday
As we enter the thick of holiday season, family “to do” lists grow in length – coordinating dinners, celebrations, travel, and gift giving can seem never ending. Microsoft Windows and Southwest Airlines have joined together to help alleviate one part of your checklist, in the form of...
13 Dec 2011
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
37% of Kids have Been Bullied Online: Microsoft Global Survey Gets at the Root of Online Bullying
Online bullying is a serious issue that can have tragic consequences. To better understand and help educate parents, educators, mentors and kids to some of the contributing elements of online bullying, Microsoft commissioned a Global Youth Online Behavior Survey . As a global leader in technology and...
18 Jul 2012
Photo Tour: Environmental Education Comes to Life!
Continuing its strong support of environmental education, Microsoft joined Environmental Volunteers in Palo Alto on Sunday, to celebrate the grand opening of the EcoCenter, the Bay Area’s newest environmental education facility. Over the years, Microsoft has partnered with Environmental Volunteers...
27 Jul 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
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
Northern California Above National Average For Remote Working
California is currently tied with Connecticut and Illinois for the third highest price for regular, unleaded gasoline. It’s no wonder that Northern California residents are dreading the daily commute to work and yearning for days spent working from home offices. Recently, Microsoft conducted...
24 May 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
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
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