Start Your School Year Against Cyberbullying

September is synonymous with back-to-school, as students return to the classroom, reconnect with friends and teachers and share tales of summer fun.  For some, however, back-to-school often means a return to cyberbullying.                  The Cyberbullying Research Center in the U.S. defines cyberbullying as “willful and repeated harm inflicted through the use of computers, cell phones and…


Take me out to the ballgame!

On Friday, August 5, more than 20 local Microsoft Boston employees volunteered at Fenway Park to help sell 50/50 raffle tickets in support of the Red Sox Foundation. The Red Sox Foundation is the official team charity of the Boston Red Sox, focusing on serving the health, education, recreation and social service needs of children…


Microsoft’s Community Efforts – Q&A with Anissa Battaglino

Have you ever wondered how Microsoft impacts the local Boston community? Anissa Battaglino, Microsoft’s Operations and Community Manager in the Northeast District, discusses some of the citizenship and community relations efforts in which Microsoft Boston is involved. 1. What is the focus of Microsoft’s community relations and Citizenship efforts?  Microsoft is committed to being a responsible…


Updates at NERD

Check out what has been happening at NERD! Recently, NERD hosted both the New England Give Camp as well as Root Cause’s Social Innovation Forum Showcase to support and recognize non-profits that are positively impacting our communities. In addition, this past weekend more than 130 people converged on NERD to start their own companies, have fun & make a…


YMCA Training, Inc. helps Bostonians succeed

Last Friday, May 20, the YMCA of Greater Boston honored Microsoft at a breakfast event in recognition of a $250,000 grant given to YMCA Training, Inc.  In February, the YMCA of Greater Boston was one of 12 organizations chosen to receive a  Microsoft Elevate America Community Initiative Grant, which helps the organization offer technology skills…


Boston’s Barefoot for a Cause

On Tuesday April 5, employees at our Northeast office “walked the walk” in the rain completely barefoot to experience what those less fortunate than us go through when they don’t have shoes. We’re proud that the various sales, marketing and services teams across the East Region also participated in this great initiative. Check out some…


Imagine Cup Inspiration

A few weeks ago, I had the privilege of meeting with several Imagine Cup teams from the Boston area, including teams from Harvard, MIT, Wentworth Institute of Technology, and Holyoke Community College. I was in awe of the students and their passion, intelligence, focus, drive and innovation. It’s inspiring to see motivated students using the…


Geek is Chic

Microsoft held its fifth annual DigiGirlz Day at our Microsoft Technology Center (MTC) in Waltham on Friday, March 25th (check out some pictures below).  Microsoft celebrates women’s history month in March with various events held throughout the Northeast geography and we especially love DigiGirlz Days because they excite and promote science, technology and math to…


Vote for the Imagine Cup People’s Choice Awards

Rock the vote! Today, Microsoft announced the 2011 U.S. Imagine Cup finalists, some of whom will go on to represent the United States in the global competition in July in New York City. These stellar students created innovative, tech-based solutions to solve global problems while learning valuable skills to prepare them as future IT leaders….


President Obama and Melinda Gates visit TechBoston Academy

On Tuesday, President Obama, Melinda Gates, and U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan visited TechBoston Academy to celebrate the achievements of students and faculty in fostering a technology-rich, college preparatory curriculum, and maximizing student engagement. Check out some pictures from yesterday’s event below! TechBoston Academy, a 6-12 grade pilot school in the Boston Public Schools…