The 2012 Hispanic Youth Institute knocks down educational obstacles

Microsoft Silicon Valley loves a good challenge, and we love to create opportunities for empowering youth. That’s why we helped bring Hispanic Youth Institute to Silicon Valley three years ago. HYI guides Hispanic students to realize their dreams of higher education and career success, particularly in critical STEM professions. Earlier this month, 120 high school…

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Summer Resources in Silicon Valley for Teens

With summer in full swing and school still months away, there are plenty of activities to keep teens active and productive over the summer. Ongoing learning is important for teens, and it can be difficult for parents to keep students engaged while school is out. Luckily, there are several organizations in Silicon Valley with the…

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CES Keynote: Microsoft’s Momentum Moves into 2012

The International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), otherwise known as the world’s largest consumer technology tradeshow, is wrapping up today in Las Vegas! Recently, CEO Steve Ballmer took to the CES stage for Microsoft’s final keynote presentation. And you may have noticed Microsoft did things a little differently this year – involving a surprise host, Ryan…

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San Jose Business Journal’s Perks of the Valley Slideshow

Today, the San Jose Business Journal posted a Perks of the Valley slideshow as part of its continuing coverage on the job market in Silicon Valley. Microsoft is proud to be included in this showcase alongside other Valley tech companies, including Google, eBay, LinkedIn, IMB, Box.net and more. The full slideshow can be found here. …

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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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Microsoft Rolls Up Its Sleeves with Other Valley Companies and Community Groups to Plant 200 Trees in East Palo Alto

Microsoft, along with seven other top Valley companies and community groups, planted more than 200 trees at Greek Oaks and Cesar Chavez Academies in East Palo Alto last weekend. The trees will provide shade, as well as cleaner air, for the more than 800 elementary and middle school students in the area. Led by Canopy,…

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Microsoft Announces U.S. Finalists for Imagine Cup 2011

Below is a guest post by Mark Hindsbo, vice president, U.S. Developer and Platform Evangelism at Microsoft, who discusses the finalists for Imagine Cup 2011. Be sure to vote for your favorite team in the U.S. People’s Choice Awards from now through April 9 and check out the local talent from right here in the…

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Next Generation of Bay Area Entrepreneurs and Technologists Gather for the Second Annual Dare 2B Digital Conference

The Dare 2B Digital Conference, the premier hands-on learning event for middle and high school girls aged 13-16, is coming up this weekend. Join the next generation of entrepreneurs and technologists in the Valley on Saturday, February 12, at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif., to hear inspirational keynote sessions, workshops, demonstrations and…

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Welcome to the Microsoft Silicon Valley Blog

Welcome to the Microsoft Silicon Valley blog where you can find posts on news, events, opportunities, community efforts and the people of Microsoft Silicon Valley and our industry and community partners. There are nearly 2,000 Microsoft employees in the Silicon Valley who represent virtually every business and group within the company. You will find a…

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