How can Microsoft help change the world?


I’ve been doing some thinking and figured I would ask the blogsphere…. How would you combine all of these different assets to enable our customers and partners to change the world? It seems like we have a lot of stuff (facilities, patents, technologies, experts, training, and other) that could be combined in some way, but I haven’t been able to really pull it all together to come up with a cohesive plan.


 


Physical Buildings: Microsoft Technology Centers (MTC), Microsoft Innovation Centers, Microsoft Home, Microsoft Center for Information Work


Patents: Microsoft’s patents and technologies that are available for licensing are available via our Intellectual Property Licensing: http://www.microsoft.com/mscorp/ip/


Expertise: Architect Evangelists (many are at the Microsoft Technology Centers), Technology Architects (many are at the Microsoft Technology Centers), Consultants in Microsoft Services, Microsoft’s Solution Integration partners, and Microsoft’s Regional Directors.


Education: The materials from the following resources all touch on “explaining and teach our technologies” which is needed before a solution can be created. Microsoft IT Academy, ISV Community DaysMSDN, TechNetMS Learning, The ISV Show 


Existing “Inclusion” Programs: Empower for ISVs, Emerging Business Team (EBT), Opportunity Management Center (OMC)Community Investment Programs, Microsoft Research’s Inspire Program, and Microsoft Research’s Request for Proposal (RFP) process


 


I am open to suggestions, just e-mail me at Brian.Groth@microsoft.com. I can’t promise that I will reply to everyone, but I will certainly try.

Comments (1)

  1. tzagotta says:

    This is easy… Continue to deliver software for information workers that cause large-scale net productivity gains for works, which in turn raises the standard of living for workers in all the industries/countries that are using technology, and which helps developing countries gain access to technology. Microsoft’s impact on the economies of developed countries cannot be understated. I think this fact has been underreported and is not as widely known as it should be.