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  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Full Circle Targets the Next Generation of Social Leaders - Focus and Leadership Critical to Breaking Through

    Full Circle Fund has a novel idea: bring together the talent, ambition and venture capital found so abundantly throughout the Bay Area and channel their focus on philanthropic causes. Through its efforts to support venture philanthropy, Full Circle Fund is training the executives and entrepreneurs of...
  • Blog Post: Thank you – Check Back Tomorrow!

    Thank you for celebrating the work of remarkable Silicon Valley nonprofits with us. We appreciate the enthusiasm you’ve shown for Microsoft’s weekly video clip series over the last eight weeks. Tomorrow we will announce the nonprofit that inspired you the most and won the Microsoft Video...
  • Blog Post: A Weekend with Startup Weekend at Microsoft Silicon Valley

    The Microsoft BizSpark team hosted Startup Weekend , a global network of passionate leaders and entrepreneurs on a mission to inspire, educate and empower individuals, teams and communities. During the weekend of September 9-11, Microsoft’s Mountain View Campus hosted about 50 teams who came together...
  • 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: 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: Back to school: Microsoft stands up for education

    As we watch our Bay Area kids head back to school this fall, we are reminded of how important it is for all of us to support local teachers, students and schools – especially those most in need. So far this year, Microsoft Silicon Valley (MSV) has donated more than $3 million in software and monetary...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • 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: Boys & Girls Clubs of the Peninsula Celebrates the Grand Opening of a New Club Tech Center with Help from Microsoft

    Imagine a place that provides academic and social programs to successfully increase high school graduation rates in neighborhoods where less than half the youth graduate from high school. The Boys and Girls Clubs of the Peninsula (BGCP) is a comprehensive youth development organization open to young...
  • Blog Post: Nonprofit Helps Students Navigate Challenges in Work and Life

    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 ! Poverty can be difficult to escape, so JobTrain was created to fulfill a critical need...
  • 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 Presents Engineering Award to FIRST

    The Silicon Valley Education Foundation celebrated its seventh annual Pioneers & Purpose fundraising dinner on Sept. 15, 2011, where Microsoft presented the Engineering Category Award to FIRST Robotics. FIRST, or For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology, is a program committed to...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • 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...