Todor tells you about the different flavors of PM at Microsoft

*Note: This is a guest article by Todor Batchvarov for the Spotlight on MACH series. The writing is entirely his own. No edits, other than formatting, have been made. You are about to make one of the most important decisions in your life. Choose a career. You are few months from graduation or a few…

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Meet Paul the O365 consultant: learning something new 365 days a year

*Note: This is a guest article by Paul Kotylo for the Spotlight on MACH series. The writing is entirely his own. No edits, other than formatting, have been made. Before I begin: The past year and a half of my life have been extraordinary.  I’ve met people I never thought I’d meet, made friends that…

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Ke of the Finance Rotation Program: It’s not all about the Benjamins

*Note: This is a guest article by Ke Chen for the Spotlight on MACH series. The writing is entirely her own. No edits, other than formatting, have been made. Ever since I can remember, people have asked me what I wanted to be when I so-called “grew up.” I hated that question. Up until the…

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Rick the Consultant: Seeing the world, one custom SharePoint deployment at a time

*Note: This is a guest article by Rick Seeger for the Spotlight on MACH series.  The writing is entirely his own.  No edits, other than formatting, have been made. The one time he opted to travel by turtle instead of plane; this didn’t sit well with the client. I spent 147 nights in hotels last…

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What can you do at Microsoft? Introducing the “Spotlight on MACH” series

Last week I graduated from the Microsoft Academy of College Hires (MACH).  Prior to joining Microsoft, I didn’t realize there were so many roles at Microsoft apart from developers on a product team, even though I’d interned at Microsoft and other software companies while in college. MACH facilitates the transition from college student to a…

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Hey students! Want to win great prizes like Windows Azure Platform passes, Kinect for Windows sensors, up to $8000 USD, and a free trip to Australia?

Round 1 submission deadlines for concept designs are rapidly approaching, so get in your great ideas! The Imagine Cup Challenges are open to students from all over the world:          Kinect Fun Labs Challenge  (deadline: March 6)          Windows Metro Style App Challenge  (2 quizzes left: Quiz 5 is 2/28, Quiz 6 is 3/6)         …

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Free DevCamps: Learn HTML5, Windows Phone, and Azure all in one day!

Developer Camps (DevCamps for short) are free, fun, no-fluff events for developers, by developers. You learn from experts in a low-key, interactive way and then get hands-on time to apply what you’ve learned.  Where else can you get so much good stuff all in a day?  DevCamp may even have Disneyland beat, and this is…

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Students: realize your potential!

*Note: This is the content for a talk for students at UCLA. I was always overwhelmed by all the advice I got in college, so I aim to simplify the message I want to get across when I speak to students.  Because it’s fairly easy to remember three things, here are three important tips that…

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