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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...
13 Dec 2010
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...
28 Sep 2009
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 ...
16 Feb 2009
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...
3 Feb 2009
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...
8 Nov 2008
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...
4 Nov 2008
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...
8 Oct 2008
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 . ...
27 May 2008
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...
5 Feb 2008
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...
18 Jan 2008
Congratulations to SB Chatterjee!
Some great news to welcome in the new year! Long-time community leader SB Chatterjee has just been awarded Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional) for Groove ! For years, SB has been doing great work both in Connecticut with the CT .NET User Group and online with his support of Office Groove via discussion...
2 Jan 2008
TechEd 2008 Now Two Events with IT and Developer Specializations
Just announced on the TechEd 2008 site , TechEd will be run as two back-to-back conferences, the first focused on developers and the second on IT professionals: TechEd U.S. 2008 Developers - June 3-6, Orlando, FL TechEd U.S. 2008 IT Professionals - June 10-13, Orlando, FL Both weeks are in the same location...
4 Nov 2007
What's It Like to Be a Developer Evangelist?
The "Evangelist" title has come into more common use within the technology industry and many larger companies now have some forms of evangelism roles. Want to get an idea of what's involved with the role of Developer Evangelist (DE) at Microsoft? Watch this Channel 9 video with DEs Lynn Langit and Asli...
2 Nov 2007
Job Openings with Microsoft SoftGrid in Cambridge
As I've mentioned before, Microsoft is in the process of moving/growing groups to a great new location in the Cambridge area . Microsoft SoftGrid is one of the groups moving into that space on 1 Memorial Drive on September 24th. The SoftGrid team has a bunch of Software Development job openings available...
19 Aug 2007
Congratulations to Jesse Liberty
Not sure how I missed this news until now, but Joe Stagner mentions that Jesse Liberty , noted author, speaker, and technologist, has joined Microsoft! Jesse is now a Senior Program Manager on the Silverlight development team. It turns out Jesse announced this a few weeks ago on his blog : "As part of...
19 Jul 2007
Microsoft Growing in Cambridge, MA
We'll be expanding our available space in the Boston area by way of One Memorial Drive, Cambridge: http://www.boston.com/business/technology/articles/2007/06/21/room_to_grow_for_microsoft/ "Microsoft will be leasing 136,000 square feet in the 17-story high-rise office tower, overlooking the Charles River...
21 Jun 2007
Microsoft in Second Life
I've be a fan of Second Life for a while now (message me to exchange avatar IDs) and even have a relative who has worked in the SL world professionally, so it's great to see parts of Microsoft responding to the opportunity it presents. There was recently a launch party in Second Life to unveil a second...
16 May 2007
Openings on Microsoft's SoftGrid Application Virtualization Team
Microsoft's SoftGrid application virtualization team (based in Boston) is looking to expand! They have posted the following opportunities: Group Program Manager - Boston, MA (US) Program Manager - Boston, MA (US) Project Manager - Boston, MA (US) Software Development Engineer - Boston...
16 Mar 2007
Post #0 - Introduction
Welcome to my new blog on MSDN! My name is Chris Bowen and, as of Monday, I'm a Developer Evangelist for Microsoft, covering the New England district. Developer Evangelists focus on technology, community, customers, and information, so here's what to expect from this blog: What's going on at Microsoft...
10 Nov 2006
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