Winner of Microsoft reality show claims his prize — a job

Some reality show winners walk away with millions of dollars. Mike Kett’s big reward is a job in Microsoft’s IT department. And he’s very happy about it. The 36-year-old e-commerce and database specialist from the Boston area was crowned the winner of “Be The Next Microsoft Employee” this morning as the Microsoft Learning division wrapped… Read More


New reality series: ‘Be the Next Microsoft Employee’

It’s like Top Chef for geeks. That’s the pitch from Microsoft for “Be the Next Microsoft Employee,” a new web series produced by Microsoft Learning, the part of the company that’s responsible for training and certification programs for people in the tech industry who use Microsoft technologies. The show will debut online on Tuesday morning…. Read More


Microsoft to offer Hadoop for Windows Server and Azure

In a surprise show of support for a popular open-source technology, Microsoft says it will offer Hadoop-based distributions for Windows Server and its Windows Azure cloud computing platform — aiming to make it easier to analyze unstructured data, such as web content, along with more traditional business data stored in corporate databases. “We are going… Read More