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Guggenheimer To Head Microsoft Dev and Platform Team

Steven Guggenheimer is assuming the role of corporate vice president, Developer and Platform Evangelism (DPE) division.

Yahoo! Database Guru Joins Microsoft as Technical Fellow

Raghu Ramakrishnan has left Yahoo!, where he served as the chief scientist on several key technologies, to take the role of technical fellow within Microsoft's Server and Tools Business.

Best Places to Work: Microsoft Tops Survey on Multinationals

Microsoft received the highest ranking in the "Top 25 World's Best Multinational Workplaces List," which was tabulated by a research and consulting firm that has collaborated with Fortune magazine on similar rankings.

Visual Studio Exec Leaves Microsoft

Visual Studio executive Dave Mendlen is one of several high-ranking executives this week who announced their departures from Microsoft.

Windows Phone GM To Exit Microsoft

Charlie Kindel was the general manager of Microsoft's Windows Phone Developer Experience, where he was responsible for growing the third-party apps ecosystem for Windows Phone 7.

Former Microsoft Exec To Head Juniper Networks' New Software Division

Veteran Microsoft executive Bob Muglia has joined Juniper Networks, the company announced on Monday, as the vice president of its new Software Solutions Division.

Microsoft .NET VP Scott Guthrie To Head Windows Azure Dev Platform

The decision to move Scott Guthrie from the Visual Studio developer division to the Azure Application Platform mirrors an earlier shift, when Steven Sinofsky left the Office group to become president of the Windows division.

Microsoft Forms Consumer Channels Group, Announces New Marketing Chief

Chris Capossela, a 20-year veteran at Microsoft, was named senior vice president of the newly formed Consumer Channels Group, and the Central Marketing Group. In addition to global branding, Capossela will oversee marketing and advertising for Windows, Windows Phone, Xbox and Office.

Microsoft MVPs Discuss the Road Ahead at 2011 Global Summit

The 2011 MVP Global Summit, held this week at the Microsoft campus in Redmond, brought together 1,600 MVPs from 80 different countries.

Microsoft Accuses Former Employee of Stealing Cloud Strategy Data

Microsoft filed a motion with a Washington State Superior Court on Thursday that accuses Matt Miszewski, former market development manager for Microsoft's government group, of stealing 600 MB of documents the company considered confidential when taking a new position at Salesforce.com.

States' Shrinking IT Workforce: The Worst Is Yet To Come

State governments are facing critical IT personnel shortages due to budget constraints and an aging workforce heading for retirement, according to a recent report by the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO).

Microsoft Sues Former GM Hired by Salesforce.com

Microsoft filed a lawsuit on Wednesday against a former general manager working in the public sector market who left for an executive position at Salesforce.com.

Microsoft's Ray Ozzie To Retire

Microsoft's chief software architect Ray Ozzie is stepping down from his role and will retire, the company announced late Monday.

Developer Hell: The Top 10 'Daily WTFs'

Sit back, relax and revel in the joy that you weren't involved in these 10 projects.

Ballmer Fills Key Executive Holes

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer named three new company presidents and reorganized two of the company's business units.

HP Taps Outsider as CEO

Once again, Hewlett-Packard Co. has turned to an outsider, naming Leo Apotheker as president and CEO and former Oracle President Ray Lane as non-executive chairman.

Report: Tech Job Growth Seen in First Half of 2010

TechAmerica, a nonprofit advocacy group, released an employment report today showing an increase in tech-related job hiring for the first half of 2010.

Inside the Microsoft Developer Job Interview, Part 3 of 3: Tips & Tricks for the Interview Itself

Microsoft hiring managers and interviewees share inside advice for nailing the interview process.

Inside the Microsoft Developer Job Interview, Part 2 of 3: Tips & Advice on Preparing for and Answering Questions

Part 1 of this series covered what's changed and what you can expect in general (e.g., lots of code). In this second installment, those who've gone before (and who are doing the interviews) give you tips, tricks and advice on exactly what to expect/how to prepare.

Inside the Microsoft Developer Job Interview, Part 1 of 3: What To Expect/What's Changed

Will Microsoft still really ask you how to move Mount Fuji? How much coding (and what kind) will there really be? Find out in the first of this three-part series.