Microsoft Brings Holiday Cheer to Franciscan Hospital and Kennedy Day School

Recently, our Waltham office held its annual gift drive benefiting the Franciscan Hospital for Children and Kennedy Day School.  Local employees and their families donated toys to the gift drive during our annual holiday party. Santa and Mrs. Claus paid a special visit to the celebration, where more than 140 children had fun decorating cookies, creating holiday-themed crafts and playing Xbox…


Getting ahead this holiday season, with help from Microsoft

As we enter the thick of holiday season, family “to do” lists grow in length – coordinating dinners, celebrations, travel, and gift giving can seem never ending. Microsoft Windows and Southwest Airlines have joined together to help alleviate one part of your checklist, in the form of free holiday photos. Picture Perfect Holiday is now…


Xbox, Kinect and Justin Bieber? Bing Announces The Top 2011 Searches

This week, Bing announced its 2011 End-of-Year Search Results, which includes the most searched people, news stories and items by Bing users during the past year.  In terms of searches for tops consumer electronics, Xbox and Kinect took first place. Justin Bieber wins honors as the most searched celebrity for 2011, while the Casey Anthony…


“Play Fair Day” Sheds Light on Piracy

Software piracy dwells in the shadows of the legitimate IT industry, so it might surprise some to learn what a glaring impact it has on consumers, businesses and economies. Because software pirates’ ability to sell non-genuine products is largely dependent upon secrecy, awareness is power in fighting this widespread problem. Today, Microsoft is flipping the…


Microsoft Named a Top Place to Work

We’re excited to announce that Microsoft has been named one of Boston Globe’s 2011 “Top Places to Work.”  Additionally, we’ve also made the list for bringing fun into the workplace with our Xbox gaming stations, Ping-Pong and foosball tables, and indoor area for golf.  We’re proud to be a company that knows how to work and play hard….


People First: Microsoft Windows Phone

Have you ever seen a six-story phone? We have. This week, Microsoft celebrated the availability of the new Windows Phone 7.5, formerly code-named “Mango,” by putting real people inside a giant six-story phone in New York City’s Herald Square. Why? Microsoft designed Windows Phone around one single concept: people are at the center of the…


Don’t be Scared of High Costs for Halloween Costumes – Bing Has a Solution

Halloween is just around the corner and costume planning is in full force. What are you dressing as this year? Perhaps a “Jersey Shore” cast member or the latest celebrity? According to a recent Bing-commissioned survey of Americans, nearly 40 percent of respondents indicated that they are abandoning store-bought costumes for a do-it-yourself (DIY) costume….


Boys and Girls Club Join Microsoft to Cheer On Revolution

Earlier this month, Microsoft treated members and staff of the local Boys and Girls Club to a New England Revolution soccer game, sponsored by Xbox 360.  The group cheered on the home team as they played the Seattle Sounders and also had the chance to practice on the field prior to the game.  The outing…


Xbox 360 is Changing the Game for Educational Experiences

Remember when you were a kid, and you wished that you could actually play with the characters on television? It is now possible with Xbox 360. Last week, Microsoft revealed how its “playful learning” experiences are revolutionizing interactive television, allowing children and their families to engage, interact and learn in an entirely new way –…


Mass Technology Leadership Council Names Microsoft a Top Innovator

Last week, Microsoft received the Innovation Catalyst Award at the 2011 Mass Technology Leadership Awards gala held at the Seaport Hotel in Boston.  We are honored to be named as a key player who contributes to Cambridge’s status as a global leader in innovation.  Sara Spalding, Senior Director of NERD was on hand to accept…