The View from Washington State: Our Investments in Education are Among our Best

Editor’s Note: This post is the first in a new monthly series from Microsoft called “The View from Washington State,” which will appear at 6 a.m. PT on the third Thursday of every month. The View from Washington State will provide insight and commentary on topics and trends of importance to technology, education, corporate citizenship…

Microsoft Partners with D.C. on Digital Education and Economic Development Initiative

Posted by Fred HumphriesVice President, U.S. Government Affairs, Microsoft Washington, D.C. has been resilient through the economic turmoil of the past three years, but our region still faces significant challenges. The world is changing fast, driven by changes like globalization and the rapid adoption of new technologies. These changes present huge opportunities, but they demand…


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….


Microsoft Makes Digital Salute to Veterans

Posted by Scott PitaskyCorporate Vice President, Human Resources Talent & Organization Capability Group, Microsoft On the eve of Veteran’s Day, Microsoft made a permanent digital salute to mark the service of our employees who have served in the U.S. military. Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and others revealed the “Wall of Honor” at our Redmond headquarters…


Microsoft, Sen. Patty Murray and Sen. Richard Burr Convene Roundtable on Veterans and Unemployment

Posted by Brad Smith Executive Vice President & General Counsel, Microsoft Today, I joined U.S. Senators Patty Murray and Richard Burr in Washington, D.C. to co-host a veterans roundtable, where we brought together veterans, veteran services organizations and nonprofit organizations to discuss the challenges veterans face returning to the workforce and learn how the public…


Extending Microsoft’s Support for Veterans Entering the Workforce

Posted by Curt KolcunVice President, U.S. Public Sector, Microsoft Today, I had the honor of representing Microsoft as President Barack Obama discussed the administration’s ongoing commitment to fostering opportunities to help prepare the nation’s veterans for their transition to the civilian workforce. Curt Kolcun, Microsoft’s vice president of the U.S. public sector, talks with General…