2013 Microsoft Imagine Cup: All Dreams Welcome

Since 2002, Microsoft’s Imagine Cup has served as the springboard for innovative ideas in technology.  The Imagine Cup has engaged thousands of U.S. college and high school students to generate and nurture their entrepreneurship and technology prowess.   Recent competitions have focused on technology ideas that help solve the world’s toughest problems. Now in the event’s…

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Enjoy a friendly competition with your family and Summer Kinect Games at the Microsoft Store in Santa Clara

It has been almost a year since Microsoft opened its first Northern California retail store in Silicon Valley and the fun and events for families have not slowed since. This weekend, the Santa Clara Microsoft Store in Westfield Valley Fair Mall is featuring Summer Kinect Games for the entire family. Experts and research have concluded…

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Train. Endure. Achieve. Matter.

October 16th marked a significant day in the lives of a band of philanthropic Microsoft employees and, potentially, the lives of Leukemia & Lymphoma sufferers the world over. A diverse group of employees answered the call to help a cause that was too strong to ignore when we heard about the prevalence of blood cancers…

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SVC Team Conquers Tough Mudder

Below is contributed content from Stiv Ostenberg. Approximately 2,500 employees currently work (and live) in Silicon Valley and they routinely devote energy to the advancement of our community. James McLachlan is one of them. James, a member of the Interactive Entertainment Business (IEB) team at Microsoft Silicon Valley, has been running a boot camp during…

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Microsoft Presents Engineering Award to FIRST

The Silicon Valley Education Foundation celebrated its seventh annual Pioneers & Purpose fundraising dinner on Sept. 15, 2011, where Microsoft presented the Engineering Category Award to FIRST Robotics. FIRST, or For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology, is a program committed to inspire young people to be leaders in technology. FIRST encourages students by…

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Finding the Possible in Impossible

This post is a part of a series showcasing Silicon Valley organizations that champion positive change in our community. In the post below, we are pleased to feature Opportunity Fund, a Microsoft nonprofit partner that provided expansion funding to Bay Area Medical Academy. Help this organization win an Xbox package by clicking the ‘like’ button!…

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Are you ready to be inspired?

You’ve come to the right place. We are surrounded by terrific sources of inspiration in Silicon Valley, with countless nonprofits that improve the quality of life in our communities. We’d like to celebrate this local spirit of giving with the hopes of inspiring even more community members to rise to the challenge. Microsoft has been…

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Northern California Above National Average For Remote Working

California is currently tied with Connecticut and Illinois for the third highest price for regular, unleaded gasoline. It’s no wonder that Northern California residents are dreading the daily commute to work and yearning for days spent working from home offices. Recently, Microsoft conducted a survey of more than 4,500 information workers in 15 U.S. markets…

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