New American Enterprise Institute Study Shows Benefits of Foreign Workers to U.S. Workforce

Posted by Fred HumphriesVice President, U.S. Government Affairs, Microsoft A new study released yesterday by the American Enterprise Institute confirms the powerful job-creation effects for American workers when well-educated foreign nationals are welcomed into our workforce. According to the study, each additional 100 foreign-born holders of advanced degrees from U.S. universities working in science, technology,…


Bringing Employers Together to Discuss Immigration Reform

Posted by Karen JonesVice President & Deputy General Counsel, HR Legal, Microsoft Our country’s economic strength relies in significant part on the contributions of the best and the brightest talent from around the world. At Microsoft, we see this every day through the great work of our foreign national employees, who contribute to our growth…


New White Paper Details Privacy Safeguards of Office 365

Posted by Brendon LynchChief Privacy Officer, Microsoft Privacy is a top priority for many users of cloud computing, so Microsoft today is releasing a white paper that details many of the specific data protection policies, procedures and tools that have been integrated into Office 365, our newest cloud productivity service. I recently returned from a…


Wanted: Technology Breakthroughs to Fight Child Sex Trafficking

Posted by Samantha DoerrPublic Affairs Manager, Microsoft Digital Crimes Unit There are few online crimes more heartbreaking than technology-facilitated crimes against children, which is why Microsoft is working with experts to advance innovation to combat them, including a research effort on child sex trafficking being introduced today by danah boyd and Rane Johnson of Microsoft…


Microsoft Shares Perspective on Climate Change Policy

Posted by Rob BernardChief Environmental Strategist, Microsoft As I recently blogged, Microsoft has a delegation participating in the 17th United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, otherwise known as COP17. With those negotiations ongoing, we thought it was a good time to pull together the perspectives we’ve shared over the past several years on climate…


Microsoft Joins European Commission’s CEO Coalition on Child Online Safety

Posted by Peter CullenGeneral Manager, Trustworthy Computing, Microsoft Today, European Union Commissioner Neelie Kroes announced the formation of the ‘CEO Coalition on Child Online Safety.’ Microsoft is pleased to be a founding member of this coalition, which is a collective effort of government and industry to discuss best practices that “make the Internet a better…


Microsoft at COP17: Working Together to Organize Environmental Data

Posted by Rob BernardChief Environmental Strategist, Microsoft Microsoft is in Durban, South Africa, this week for the 17th United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, otherwise known as COP17. This year, Microsoft is teaming up with a number of organizations to demonstrate how data visualization tools can help transform our understanding of the world. I…


Microsoft’s Digital Crimes Unit Talks Cybercrime with “Worm” Author Mark Bowden

Posted by TJ CampanaSenior Program Manager, Microsoft Digital Crimes Unit I recently had the privilege and pleasure of joining author Mark Bowden and New York Times technology reporter John Markoff at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif., where we spoke about Mark’s new book, Worm: The First Digital World War. Worm is an…


Brad Smith Statement on Washington State Gov. Chris Gregoire’s Budget Recommendations

Microsoft Executive Vice President and General Counsel Brad Smith had the following statement regarding Washington State Gov. Chris Gregoire’s proposed budget recommendations: “We’re pleased that Governor Gregoire has prioritized education in her budget recommendations, given the difficult choices she faced among the many programs funded by the state. As we at Microsoft experience first-hand, education…


Microsoft Voices Support for VOW to Hire Heroes Act

Posted by Bill KamelaSenior Policy Counsel, Microsoft Today, I was honored to represent Microsoft at the White House as President Barack Obama signed into law a critically important piece of legislation, the VOW to Hire Heroes Act of 2011. Joining the president at the signing ceremony were the First Lady, the Vice President and Dr….