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April 25, 2013
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A techie with a dream sparks a new generation of computer scientists

Read the improbable story of a Microsoft employee who twice turned down a traditional tech sector job so he could teach high school students, and then landed his dream job. REDMOND, Wash. — Kevin Wang could have followed his career. … Continue reading

February 26, 2013
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‘Most Verbose’: Meet Microsoft’s Original MVP

Twenty years ago, Calvin Hsia created a list of the “Most Verbose People” on a CompuServe forum that became Microsoft’s Most Valuable Professional program. REDMOND, Wash. – It’s 1993, and you need technical support. Who you gonna call? Most techies … Continue reading

October 19, 2012
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Microsoft Employees Raise $1 Billion for Communities Around the World

Microsoft commemorates 30th Employee Giving Campaign with CEO Steve Ballmer and Chairman and Founder Bill Gates. REDMOND, Wash. — Oct. 18, 2012 — Microsoft Corp. today commemorated its 30th Employee Giving Campaign and announced that U.S. employees raised $1 billion … Continue reading

August 18, 2011
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Mr. Fusion Helps Students Build a Nuclear Reactor

*Microsoft employee Carl Greninger helped a team of young students build a working nuclear reactor in his garage. He hopes the project can inspire a passion for physics in students around the country.* REDMOND, Wash. – Sometimes you have to … Continue reading

May 7, 2011
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New Use for Kinect: Teaching Kids in Africa

*Microsoft employee Larry Venter, a native South African, had a hunch that Kinect for Xbox 360 could help the children at a rural school in his hometown get excited about learning English and that gaming could help in the fight … Continue reading