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Background

Come as you are. Do what you love.

At Microsoft we help people and businesses throughout the world realize their full potential.

We make this simple mission come to life every day through our passion to create technologies and develop products that touch just about every kind of customer.

Working at Microsoft gives you the opportunity to do things that make a real difference in millions, even billions, of lives. To reach your full potential.

So why not take a closer look at Microsoft? We think you’ll find that amazing things really do happen here.

Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq "MSFT") is the worldwide leader in software, services, and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.

Products

 

Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Platform by Microsoft

Build enterprise-scale analytic solutions

With the SQL Server Analysis Services platform, build high performance analytical models (multidimensional and tabular) that can be used for interactive data analysis, reporting, and visualization. SQL Server provides a comprehensive analytical and modeling experience to support rapid solution prototyping and support for the largest enterprise-grade solutions.

 

System Center by Microsoft

Application management

Deep insight for predictable application SLA

Familiar and consistent management experiences for your hybrid environments enable rapid application lifecycle management and facilitate developer and operations integration. Ensure application SLA with deep diagnostics and insight into your applications and infrastructure.

Having application health information at your fingertips is key to delivering predictable SLA to your business. System Center delivers deep insight for your applications and the underlying infrastructure, all in your familiar Operations Manager experience. Whether .NET or Java applications, System Center delivers line-of-code-level traceability and diagnostics so you can assure application performance and health. To enable a holistic assessment, System Center can also deliver rich insight into your private cloud across storage, networking, and compute resources.

System Center Management Packs can help you ensure the health of your top-tier Microsoft workloads like Exchange, SharePoint, and SQL Server. Deploy your LOB applications and Microsoft workloads using service templates for a faster and repeatable provisioning approach. Use process automation with the Orchestrator component of System Center to dynamically expand application capacity.

Through Visual Studio integration, System Center makes collaboration between operations and development staff easy, for greater productivity and faster application release cycles.

To help you optimize application and workload health, System Center can surface intelligence from Windows Azure through System Center Advisor and System Center Global Service Monitor. The App Controller component of System Center provides a unified view across your hybrid environments.

Benefits

  • Deliver predictable application SLA with deep diagnostics and insight
  • Provide best-in-class management for your Microsoft applications and workloads
  • Improve developer productivity with dev-ops integration
  • Enable familiar, consistent management experiences across hybrid environments
  • Maximize visibility and control

 

 

Power BI for Office 365 by Microsoft

Discover and Combine - Find, connect to, explore, and compile data easily from various sources.

Model and Analyze - Bring the power of in-memory analytics and flexible modeling into Excel with Power Pivot.

Visualize - See your data in new ways with bold interactive visualizations in Excel using Power View and Power Map.

Share and Collaborate - Create collaborative Power BI sites quickly to share live reports and custom data sets with your team.

Get Answers and Insights - Ask questions and get back instant answers with the new Q&A feature.

Access Anywhere - Stay connected from anywhere, on any device, with mobile access to your favorite live and interactive reports.

 

Microsoft Dynamics CRM by Microsoft

Customer relationship management (CRM) can help reduce costs and increase profitability by organizing and automating business processes that nurture customer satisfaction and loyalty in the sales, marketing, and customer service fields.

CRM solutions can deliver ROI through marketing automation, customer service, and sales force automation. Deliver amazing customer experiences every time. Microsoft Dynamics CRM helps you turn every customer into a happy customer. Watch the Microsoft Dynamics Global Premiere Event to learn more about Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013.

Microsoft Dynamics CRM offers both on-premise and cloud-based CRM solutions to meet your unique business needs. We also offer mobile CRM apps and platforms that allow you to manage your customer relationships on your mobile devices, and tools that integrate data and reporting from social media directly into your CRM application.

 

Microsoft SQL Server by Microsoft

The foundation of Microsoft’s comprehensive data platform, SQL Server delivers breakthrough performance for mission-critical applications, using in-memory technologies, faster insights from any data to any user in familiar tools like Excel, and a resilient platform for building, deploying, and managing solutions that span on-premises and cloud.

Breakthrough performance and faster insights delivered by a hybrid data platform

SQL Server 2014 enables customers to build mission-critical applications and Big Data solutions using high-performance, in-memory technology across OLTP, data warehousing, business intelligence and analytics workloads without having to buy expensive add-ons or high-end appliances. SQL Server 2014 uses a common set of tools to deploy and manage databases both on-premises and in the cloud, which makes it easier for customers to take advantage of the cloud with existing skills.

 

Exchange Online Protection by Microsoft

Get enterprise-class reliability and protect against spam and malware, while maintaining access to email during and after emergencies. Exchange Online Protection provides a layer of protection features that are deployed across a global network of data centers, helping you to simplify the administration of your messaging environments.

Secure and reliable

Exchange Online Protection provides advanced security and reliability to help protect your information.

  • Eliminate threats before they reach the corporate firewall with multi-layered, real-time anti-spam and multi-engine anti-malware protection.
  • Protect your company's IP reputation by using separate outbound delivery pools for high-risk email.
  • Five financially backed SLAs attest to a high quality of service, including protection from 100% of known viruses and 99% of spam.
  • Globally load-balanced network of data centers helps to ensure a 99.999% network uptime.

Stay in control

Maintain control over your environment while gaining email protection from Microsoft.

  • Manage and administer from the Exchange Administration Center—a single web-based interface.
  • Near real-time reporting and message trace capabilities provide insight into email environments by retrieving the status of any message that Exchange Online Protection processes.
  • Active content, connection, and policy-based filtering enables compliance with corporate policies and government regulations.
  • IT-level phone support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year at no additional cost.

Easy to deploy and maintain

It's easier than ever to protect your organization from external threats.

  • No hardware or software required to install, manage, and maintain, which minimizes up-front investment.
  • Get a predictable payment schedule through a subscription-based service for customers with an on-premises email deployment. Exchange Online Protection is also included in Exchange Online and any Office 365 plan that includes Exchange Online.
  • Simplify IT environments by reducing the need for in-house email security servers and applications.
  • Ensure that no email is lost or bounced by automatically queuing email if the destination email server becomes unavailable for any reason.
  • Get up and running quickly with a simple MX record change.
 

Microsoft SharePoint by Microsoft

SharePoint Online

With Office 365, SharePoint offers enhanced security technologies, is easy to manage, and can be accessed from almost anywhere.

OneDrive for Business

One place for all your work files. Simply store, sync, share, and easily collaborate on files securely with Office Online integration.

Yammer

Extend the collaborative power of SharePoint by using it with Yammer—the enterprise social network.

Apps for SharePoint

Apps are a great way to add more functionality to SharePoint. Browse and search for apps on the SharePoint store.

 

SharePoint by Microsoft

Welcome to the new way to work together. The next version of SharePoint introduces new ways to share your work and work with others, organize your projects and teams and discover people and information.

Share

Put social to work

Share ideas, discover answers and keep track of what your colleagues are working with new social features throughout SharePoint.

Share your stuff

Publish content to SharePoint from any Office application and share with people inside and outside your organization in a few simple clicks.

Take SharePoint on the go

Share documents, update your activity feed and keep in touch with your colleagues from your mobile phone or tablet.

 

Organize

Keep projects on track

Organize all your projects and tasks to get visibility into upcoming deliverables across SharePoint, Outlook and Microsoft Project.

Keep your team connected

Set up a new team site in minutes track meeting notes and bring together all your team's email and documents in one place.

Store and sync your docs

Sync your content in SharePoint to your desktop with SkyDrive Pro, so docs are just a mouse click away, even if you're offline.

 

Discover

Find experts you never knew existedConnect with people across your organization and easily discover interests, past projects and documents they've worked on.

Discover insights and answers

Turn raw data into gorgeous interactive reports with Excel 2013 and publish to SharePoint to share insights with the people you work with.

Find what you're looking for

Customize and narrow your search to deliver more relevant results, and get recommendations on people and documents to follow.

Build

Build apps in the cloud

Build apps on common web technologies like JavaScript, HTML and oAuth with the new Cloud App Model for SharePoint.

Publish apps to the SharePoint store

Make your apps available to everyone to try and buy through the public Store or only available to your employees through the corporate catalog.

Build eye-catching sites

Use familiar design tools and flexible controls to create dynamic intranet and internet sites to share your organization's vision with everyone.

 

Manage

Manage costs

Reduce your infrastructure costs and extend the boundaries of sharing by running SharePoint in the cloud with Office 365.

Manage risk 

New archiving, eDiscovery and case management capabilities extend across SharePoint, Exchange and Lync.

Manage your time

Spend more time delivering innovation and less time managing infrastructure with advances in SharePoint scale, performance and management capabilities.

 

Yammer by Microsoft

Benefits Of Working Social

Respond faster to change and deliver better customer experiences through the power of enterprise social networking. Yammer helps your company work like a network so you can listen, adapt, and grow in new ways.

Listen To The Conversations That Matter

Connect your organization to boost engagement and surface important information and experts. Yammer users gain 76% more visibility into other departments or locations, and 80% are more informed with what is happening inside their organization.

Adapt And Make Smarter Decisions

Open collaboration is more efficient collaboration. Yammer helps teams quickly adapt to change and work together more productively. 71% of business leaders report that Enterprise Social tools increase the speed of access to knowledge. 

Grow Your Business

Drive innovation, get to market faster and deliver experiences that grow customer loyalty with Yammer. Among business leaders of networked organizations, 93% agree that Enterprise Social tools stimulate innovation in their companies.

 

 

Windows Azure by Microsoft

Move forward, faster

The new Azure Preview portal: Bringing it all together at DevOps speed

This Preview portal is a big step forward in the journey toward integrated DevOps tools, technologies, and cloud services. See how you can deliver and scale business-ready apps for every platform more easily and rapidly—using what you already know and whatever toolset you like most.

Never wait for servers or infrastructure again

Instantly provision Windows and Linux Virtual Machines, apps, and infrastructure within Microsoft-managed data centers around the world.

Develop amazing apps

Develop great Azure solutions using .NET, Java, PHP, Node.js, Python, or Ruby. Integrated Visual Studio tooling enables you to develop, debug and iterate apps fast.

Save money and be agile

Per-minute billing and built-in auto scaling enable you to pay only for the infrastructure you really need and spin up/down resources automatically based on actual usage.

Use what you already know

Start with the skills you already have and software you already know. Visual Studio, .NET, Window Server, Active Directory, SQL Server, SharePoint, and BizTalk work best with Azure and are all backed with end-to-end Microsoft enterprise support.

Integrate on-premises apps and data

Securely manage cloud resources and enable your users to access apps using their existing corporate credentials with Active Directory.

 

Microsoft Exchange by Microsoft

Increase user productivity and keep your organization safe, while maintaining the control you need.

Remain in control

Exchange lets you tailor your solution based on your unique needs and ensures that your communications are always available, while you remain in control, on your own terms—online, on-premises, or a hybrid of the two.

Move to the cloud on your terms.

Exchange provides you with flexible options for moving to the cloud, whether that’s onboarding to the cloud overnight or managing a hybrid deployment with mailboxes both on-premises and online. Limit user disruption when mailboxes are smoothly moved across environments, and let users share calendars and schedule meetings, regardless of the environment their mailbox is in. Try out upcoming enhancements in the cloud with support for upgrade previews.

Decrease the amount of time spent on management, while maintaining control.

Manage powerful capabilities, including Data Loss Prevention (DLP) and site mailboxes, from the Exchange Administration Center —a single, easy-to-use, web-based administration interface. Role-based access control empowers your helpdesk and specialist users to perform specific tasks without requiring full administrative permissions. This streamlined and intuitive experience helps you manage Exchange efficiently, delegate tasks, and focus on driving your business forward.

Keep important data in one place with Exchange archiving, large mailboxes, and retention policies. 

Empower your users with a large mailbox to allow them the flexibility to retain email in their primary mailbox or move items to an In-Place Archive. With flexible and powerful retention policies, you can take control of your storage and compliance demands while keeping your users productive.

 

Microsoft Lync by Microsoft

Lync Online connects people everywhere, on devices running Windows 8 and other operating systems, as part of their everyday productivity experience. Lync provides a consistent, single client experience for presence, instant messaging, voice, video and a great meeting experience. Lync enables instant messaging (IM) and voice calling with the hundreds of millions of people around the world who use Skype.

How it works

Organizations can purchase Lync Online as a standalone service from Microsoft Office 365 or as part of an Office 365 for enterprises suite that includes Lync Online, Microsoft Exchange Online, Microsoft SharePoint Online, Microsoft Office Professional Plus, and Microsoft Office Online. Organizations that subscribe to Lync Online retain control over the collaboration services they offer to users, but they do not have the operational burden of on-premises server software. With the Lync Online multi-tenant hosted plans, Lync is hosted on multi-tenant servers that support multiple customers simultaneously. These servers are housed in Microsoft data centers and are accessible to users on a wide range of devices from inside a corporate network or over the Internet.

Lync Online features

 

  • Get real-time presence information—including photos, availability status, and location—and enhanced instant messaging (IM) to connect efficiently and effectively.
  • Make voice calls through your computer to other Lync or Skype users in your organization or in other organizations that use Lync or Skype.
  • Create, moderate, and join pre-planned and on-the-fly audio, video, and web meetings with people inside and outside your organization.
  • Enhance online presentations with screen-sharing and virtual whiteboards.
  • Let customers participate in your Lync conference calls even if they are not Office 365 or Lync Online customers.
 

Azure Multi-Factor Authentication by Microsoft

Azure Multi-Factor Authentication reduces organizational risk and helps enable regulatory compliance by providing an extra level of authentication, in addition to a user’s account credentials, to secure employee, customer, and partner access. Azure Multi-Factor Authentication can be used for both on-premises and cloud applications.

Get security and convenience

Azure Multi-Factor Authentication helps safeguard access to your data and applications while addressing user demand for a simple sign-in process. The service offers enhanced protection from malware threats, and real-time alerts notify your IT department of potentially compromised account credentials. Multi-Factor Authentication delivers strong authentication via a range of easy options, including mobile apps, phone calls, and text messages, allowing users to choose the method that works best for them. Support for multiple methods ensures that users can always be reached for additional authentication.

Add it to on-premises applications

Use the Multi-Factor Authentication Server to enable additional authentication for on-premises applications such as remote access VPNs and web applications, as well as cloud applications using Active Directory Federation Services. Sync with Server Active Directory or another LDAP directory to streamline user management. Run the Multi-Factor Authentication Server on your existing hardware or in a Azure Virtual Machine. Multiple, redundant servers can be configured for high availability and fail-over.

Turn it on for Azure Active Directory (Azure AD)

Use Multi-Factor Authentication to secure access to Azure, Microsoft Online Services like Office 365 and Dynamics CRM Online, and thousands of Non-MS Cloud services preintegrated with Azure AD. Simply enable Multi-Factor Authentication for Azure AD identities, and users will be prompted to set up additional verification the next time they sign in. Azure Multi-Factor Authentication is also included in Azure Active Directory Premium offering.

Build it into your applications

A Software Development Kit (SDK) enables direct integration with your cloud services. Build Multi-Factor Authentication phone call and text message verification methods into your application’s sign-in or transaction processes and leverage your application’s existing user database.

 

Office 365 by Microsoft

Think of it as your familiar Office, only better

Office 365 is the same Office you already know and use every day. And then some. Because Office 365 is powered by the cloud, you can get to your applications and files from virtually anywhere—PC, Mac, and tablets—and they're always up to date. Same goes for updates to features—you get them automatically.

Business-class email and calendaring put you in sync

Avoid communication glitches. Business-class email and shared calendars that you can get to from virtually anywhere means people stay in sync, and on schedule.

Online conferencing puts everyone on the same page

With online conferencing, distance really isn't an issue. Need to get everyone together? Host an online meeting complete with real-time note taking and screen sharing.

Extend your reach with simple, more secure file sharing

Office 365 makes it easy to more securely share files with co-workers, customers, and partners. Work together on documents that are always current and accessible from virtually anywhere.

Build your online presence, minus the hosting fees

More effectively market your business with a public website that's easy to set up and update. It's DIY with online tools and absolutely zero hosting fees.

One familiar experience, even on the go

Mobile apps let you view and edit your Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files and more on your mobile device. And when you get back to your desk, there they are—content and formatting intact.

Create docs from any browser

With Office Online, use touch-friendly applications to create, edit, and share your Office files from any browser. You can even share and work on docs at the same time as others and avoid versioning hassles later.

Security, compliance, and privacy you can trust

Security, compliance, and privacy in the cloud? Yes. And we're continually making improvements in Office 365 to earn, and maintain, your trust.