The Microsoft Campus – Behind the Scenes

Last week I spoke with students about computer science and Microsoft, and mentioned many of the things that happen at Microsoft, from product research and development to testing labs.  Some places can be seen via video, so here I’ve listed tours that provide glimpses into how things are done at Microsoft.  If you know of…


WebsiteSpark – A Jumpstart for Web Development and Design Companies

Having just posted about a Boston-area opportunity for BizSpark companies, I realized I hadn’t yet mentioned the new WebsiteSpark program, so… WebsiteSpark Similar to BizSpark, WebsiteSpark is a new program for web development/design companies and offers (from the FAQ): The program helps Web Pros drive new business opportunities through increased visibility and connections with partners…


Learn About the New England Research & Development (NERD) Center

A new site has just launched with details of the Microsoft New England Research & Development (aka “NERD”) center at One Memorial Drive in Cambridge, MA. The site features details about the facility, plus events, jobs, and the teams that call NERD home. Check it out at: MicrosoftCambridge.com.  (Not to be confused with our friends…

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Roundup of 11 Recent Microsoft Technology Releases

There have been quite a few developer and technology releases in the past couple of weeks, so in case you’ve missed any, I’ve collected pointers to 11 of them in this post: Internet Explorer 8 Release Candidate 1 (RC1) IE Team Post Release Notes ASP.NET MVC Release Candidate 1 (RC1) Many new improvements including tooling,…

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Announcing Microsoft’s BizSpark Program for Startups

Some great news for the startup and entrepreneurial community – we’ve formally launched a new program, called BizSpark, designed to offer tools, mentorship, and support to early stage startups, with no upfront costs to enroll. Think DreamSpark (tools and platform software for students) but for startups, and you won’t be far off. Program Details There…

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Announcing the MSDN Developer Conference Series (Boston on January 22nd!)

MSDN Developer Conference A fantastic series of one-day conferences is coming, bringing the latest technology from Microsoft to 11 cities across the US.  The MSDN Developer Conference features 12 sessions in three tracks: Cloud Services Use Windows Azure, Live Mesh, and more to create apps that bridge the gaps between PC, Web, and phone Client…

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Northeast Microsoft Job Opening for a Passionate IT Professional

Passing along word from my colleague Blain Barton who has posted about an opening on his team for a Northeast-focused Community Champion for the IT Pro space: This is a great opportunity to join a dynamic presentation team and help the IT Pro Evangelist team continue to build IT Pro Community Excellence. This person will…

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Jim O’Neil Blogs!

If you’ve been to our Roadshow or some of the Heroes Happen Here events, you’ve had a chance to meet my new Northeast colleague, Jim O’Neil. Well, Jim has just entered the ranks of Microsoft bloggers and now you can find an additional local source of information on his new blog.  His will definitely be…


New Microsoft Research Center in Cambridge, MA

Some exciting news for New England.  Microsoft Research has just announced that the One Memorial Drive, Cambridge offices (that I introduced earlier) will be the location of our newest Research Center! The center, opening in July, will be the 6th such center in the world, the 3rd in the US, and the first on the…


Congratulations to our New and Continuing Northeastern MVPs

I’d like to pass along congratulations to our new and re-awarded MVPs (Most Valuable Professionals) in New England and upstate New York for the first quarter of 2008: Ho Yin Au: Windows – PC Games Mark Blomsma: Visual Developer – Visual C# Peter Blum: Visual Developer – ASP/ASP.NET John D. Carrona: Windows – Networking SB…

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