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  • Blog Post: Smart Motion Preview and SafeSearch

    One of the things we noticed in looking at how customers use search is the number of times people clicked the Back button in their browser soon after clicking on a search result. When we dug into this, we found that people who clicked on the Back button quickly often did so because they were disappointed...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft & RocketSpace: Feeding the Startup Ecosystem

    Since launching Bing in 2009, we’ve had to overcome many of the classic challenges facing startups. As a service trying to disrupt a mature space – we appreciate the need to stay nimble, tenacious and creative. As a result, we have an affinity for startups and the innovations, relentless...
  • Blog Post: Welcome To Our Super Team – Supratim!

    I work in the “Paid Search” division within OSD. We are the team that fuels the monetization for Bing Search and now Yahoo search as well. Microsoft’s paid search advertising, aka adCenter, provides an advertising platform for search marketing advertisers to reach to users who are searching...
  • Blog Post: Introducing J.J. - Bing Test Lead

    Hey bloggers! My name is J.J. and I’m a Test Lead on the Autopilot team within Bing. Have you ever wondered how a massively distributed search engine is built, monitored, and maintained? So did I several years ago when I joined the Bing team (back before it was actually called Bing). My team and I work...
  • Blog Post: Boulder: Bird’s Eye Imagery & New State-of-the-Art Facility (by Nathan)

    The Bing Mobile group in Boulder, Colorado is constantly developing new areas to bring relevance to search through processing and interpreting imagery. When we last met, I had outlined the structure of our team and operations in Boulder, CO. This time around, I’d like to take some time to...
  • Blog Post: A Design Team with Soul - Laura Kern

    Sometimes it really feels good to be where you are. Like now. I wouldn’t trade the positive press and love letters from customers that Bing design has been getting for much of anything . ( “Microsoft is out innovating Google, especially in design... ”) I don’t say that to sound...
  • Blog Post: Scouting For Talent - by Brian Christensen

    Working as a Staffing Consultant within Online Services Division here at Microsoft, I am constantly reminded that my job has a lot of similar aspects to sports and trying to put together a team that is set up to win. While watching the NBA Eastern Conference Finals this past weekend, I noticed the intricacies...
  • Blog Post: Want to change the world? Want to make the web a better place? Microsoft Global Foundation Services (GFS) is hiring rock star Network Engineers - by Kay Kelison

    Does being an integral member of the team that is building out the Microsoft cloud for hundreds of millions of daily users sound exciting to you? Are you passionate, high energy and do you have a desire to help build the network that powers the world’s largest online services? GFS is responsible...
  • Blog Post: Introducing Diana – Content Ads Product Manager

    My name is Diana and I am the Content Ads Product Manager in APS. Right now we are focused on Yahoo! migration and landing it successfully. It is a very interesting time to work in this division and I am excited by the huge opportunities for Content Ads in the next year. Before I joined full-time, I...
  • Blog Post: 3 Tips on How to Get your Job Search Started by Amanda

    I spoke with a candidate yesterday that was relocating to Seattle because his wife had accepted a job with Bing. He asked my advice on getting his job search started, which prompted me to share the advice with all of you. Here are 3 things that you can do that will put you ahead of the pack. 1. Brush...
  • Blog Post: Management Excellence - by Eugenia Sawa

    As we head into the NBA Finals, my mind turns to Erik Spoelstra and the unique situation he is in. With the finals starting tonight, I think about how Erik Spoelstra’s role as head coach of the Miami Heat, a team of very strong individual players each with their own strengths translates to the...
  • Blog Post: Testing in the Ad Platform BI Team by Lisa Liu

    My name is Lisa, and I am the test manager for the Ad Platform Business Intelligence team. I have been with Microsoft for 7 years and have been with the Ad Platform BI team for the past three and half years. I worked in the Exchange Server team for 4 years since joining Microsoft. Prior to that, I worked...
  • Blog Post: Meet Shubha, Senior Development Lead in Bing Social, Silicon Valley

    I work in the Bing Social team which powers Bing’s social search engine. Every day millions of users share ideas, observations, photos and interesting articles on micro-blogging and social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook. Due to the decentralized and instantaneous nature of publishing...
  • Blog Post: Meet Monte, Principal Test Manager In Ads Test

    Working in the AdCenter test team is a great challenge. You get to work on leading edge software that runs at very large scale. The testing is still evolving as we have to find the right rhythm to support frequent releases and balance testing in the lab as well as testing some features in production...
  • Blog Post: Meet Christina - UX and Visual Designer for Bing

    I have been working as a user experience and visual designer for Bing since October 2009. Over the past year and a half, I have gotten to help redefine the visual look and feel of the product, as well as drive design for several innovative new features. I see search as a very exciting area to work...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Advertising Will Be Hosting A Recruiting Trip To Russia / Microsoft Advertising будет проводить вербовку поездки в Россию

    Microsoft Advertising will be hosting a recruiting event in mid-October this year to recruit top talent from all over Russia and neighboring countries specifically focusing on Software Developers of all experience levels who are interested in relocating to the U.S. At this time, we are looking to hire...
  • Blog Post: Meet Kay

    Hi! I'm Kay! I'm a seasoned researcher and social media strategist; creative, strategic and passionate with 11+ years of exceptional experience. Knowledgeable of web 2.0 technologies and social media platforms. Proven aptitude identifying opportunities, implementing solutions, and increasing visibility...
  • Blog Post: Challenges of Testing Data - Is it Really 73°F in Seattle right now? – by Cyril Bouanna

    Cyril Bounanna is a Senior Development Lead for the Bing Data Quality and Measurement Team. Today he presents to us a real-life scenario that software engineers and testers encounter when they are building Bing. *** Software engineers have developed a lot of expertise and solutions to assess code...
  • Blog Post: Building a Better Speller: Bing and Microsoft Research Offer Prizes for Best Search Engine Spelling Alteration Services

    When you type a word or phrase into a search engine, there are a number of things that could go wrong. You might not know how a term is spelled or, in your rush to jump to the results, you could transpose or otherwise mistype some characters. Spelling alteration is a popular search technique used to...
  • Blog Post: Newbie in GFS

    By: AshleyJ Webster defines "new blood" as persons who are accepted into a group or organization and are expected to provide fresh ideas and vitality. Those are pretty high expectations; but I'm up for the challenge as I finish up my second week as a recruiter in Global Foundation Services. ...
  • Blog Post: Engineering Matters by Bengt

    Bengt - Director, Network Engineering - Global Networking Services Team I've been in Microsoft's Global Networking Services (GNS) team for just over 36 months. Global Networking Services is the team that designs, deploys and supports the networks behind Microsoft's online services, including Bing...
  • Blog Post: Diversity In Sourcing and Recruiting: The Truth Behind the Questions That Rarely Get Asked By Kay

    Diversity is defined by a single word: variety - which basically means different. But very few people follow up with the question: "Different in what way?" The next question we all want to ask, and don't, is this: "How and why is diversity important in the workplace?" We can all agree that we really...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Bing Team Recruiting Event In Dublin, Ireland May 2012

    Want to change the world? Want to make the Web a better place? Microsoft Bing is hiring the next innovator! We are heading to Dublin, Ireland to interview the best engineers from all over Europe for this quest! Will you be the LUCKY one? Have you ever considered relocating to the U...
  • Blog Post: Meet Wayne, Senior Program Manager

    I am a Senior Program Manager in the DCS - Site Selection and Analytics group within our Online Services Division. Much of my work entails supporting the team that makes the decisions on which locations to build or lease our next datacenter site. Currently we are figuring out where to grow our datacenter...
  • Blog Post: College Students AND Those Who Just Graduated Here Are Some Twittering Tips When Seeking A Job - Kay

    Ok, so you’re a student in a college or you have just graduated and through your conversations with recruiters, friends and colleagues, you’ve created a Twitter account like everybody else in these social networking worlds. However, Twitter is so much different than Facebook and LinkedIn...