Intern Role Profile - Services

Name: David Mtutu Role: Service Management Consultant Department: Services Location: Reading and London Studying business and management pre-empted and preluded my career aspirations around consulting and analytical roles. I was lucky enough to secure this one as a Service Management Consultant. ‘SMC are the best kept secret in Microsoft,’’ were …

A day in the Office with Windows 10

Hello everyone, Later this month Microsoft will celebrate its one-year anniversary since the Windows 10 launch. More and more people are joining the movement and we thought it will quite useful if give you a bit of insight about this amazing operating system, starting with the start menu. A lot …

Intern Role Profile - FY16 Intern of the Year

Name: Anastasia Hill Role: Sales Solutions Specialist Department: Azure Hey everyone, my name is Tansy and I work in our Azure sales team and my role before anything else is to be customer obsessed. Azure is Microsoft’s Cloud Platform and is one of the fastest growing areas of our …

Intern Hall of Fame FY16 - Charlotte Rowles

Hello everyone, A couple of weeks ago the Intern End-of-Year event happened in which all the interns across UK gathered for one final time to bond and reflect back on the year. There was also a special award ceremony that took place in which a few interns received awards for …

A day in the Office... on the go

Happy Monday everyone, Have you ever had problems collaborating because of the inability to instantly share or edit group projects or presentations? As an organisation, Microsoft strives to be mobile- first, cloud- first and Office 365 is a perfect example of what this means. It allows for a stress-free synchronisation …

How can humans and AI work together?

Hey everyone, In this week's cultural segment, we decided to focus on a topic that will be making headlines for years to come, Artificial Intelligence (AI). Why is this important ? As a potential candidate, knowing the direction in which the company will be moving is crucial because it shows that …

A day in the Office with OneDrive

Happy Monday readers, After last week's introduction to OneNote, we thought it will be a good idea to give the spotlight today to the application that allows you to store all those notes, spreadsheets, presentations and reports with a click of a button. Of course, we are talking about OneDrive. …

BYF France - Xbox in France

Hi everyone, If you’re reading this article and you actually work at Microsoft, you probably think the Xbox Team never works and they spend all their time switching between Halo, Fifa and Forza Motorsport! If you have never worked for Microsoft and you want to apply, you probably think …

A new parthership has been born

Hey everyone, Do you remember not so long ago we did a "Be Your Best" series in which we talked about how you can develop those valuable interpersonal skills that employers are looking for. One of the topics was about commercial awareness and how to stay in touch with what's …

BYF Greece - What I gained from my Microsoft Internship

Name : Olga Matoula Role : Technical Solutions Professional Department : Solutions Team Unit - Enterprise Partner Group Hi everybody! My name is Olga Matoula and until recently I was a Microsoft intern at the Athens office. My background is on Electrical and Computer Engineering and I am currently finishing my Master’s …

A day in the Office... OneNote edition

Hello lovely readers, We are delighted to announce that we are starting a new weekly segment on the blog called " A day in the Office " in which we will provide you with information, tips and tutorials to help you be more productive with Microsoft's amazing Office apps. And our new …

New Microsoft product coming your way !?

Hey everyone, We have some exciting news for all of you, Xbox lovers. Microsoft recently announced that later this year a new console will be released that will go by the name of Xbox One S. From being 40 % slimmer with even more powerful hardware to streaming 4k video on …

The Adventures my role took me on for...

Hey guys, If you are reading this post that means you are someone looking for an adventure or at least have an interest in it. Well, let me tell you, Microsoft is the place for you! I can’t promise you will travel, but I can promise that your days …

Milkround Insight Day Recap

Hello lovely readers, Back in March, the amazing intern 101 team, Milkround hosted a brilliant Insight event, inviting 50 university students to our UK HQ for a look into what life at Microsoft is like. They showcased the different roles & streams available to students, showing what the day to …

My Microsoft experience

Hey lovely readers, Well, isn't this turning out to be a great section of the blog? Today, we are bringing you a video of our very own Content Lead, Laura who recently was interviewed about her Microsoft experience. Click on the link below to watch it :) …

Hello everyone, Oh boy, do we have some exciting content for you today or what! A couple of weeks ago the BYF team had the amazing opportunity to set some time with the General Manager for Microsoft UK Marketing and Operations (M&O), Nicola Hodson. Martin from the Content …

Intern Role Profile

NAME: Gabriele Navagrudskaite ROLE: Associate Pursuit Lead (Sales Stream) DEPARTMENT: Pursuit Team within the EMEA Dynamics Global Domain, Microsoft Consulting Services Location: Reading, UK Background I am originally from Vilnius, Lithuania and I moved to England 3 years ago when I started studying for a BSc Management degree at Warwick …

The Reading Social Side #throwbackthursday

Hey everyone, Welcome again to another throwback Thursday post. This time we are going to explore our amazing offices in Reading. For those of you who are going to be based there, do not miss out on this post. by James Naldrett Where are our Offices? Hi, I’m an …

A new wave of technology ?

Hey guys, BYF: Would you believe us if we tell you that there is an app out there that relies on artificial intelligence to help the blind or visually impaired people understand who and what is around them ? You: What??? What sorcery is that ? BYF: No sorcery, dear readers. Our …

Internal Surface Book Launch – By yours truly… the Love It Team!

Happy Friday you lovely readers! A couple of months ago our friends from the Love it team had an internal launch event for one of hottest products currently on the market, the Microsoft's Surface Book. It was an amazing event and the team took the time to write their experience …

London Interns - Where to live? #throwbackthursday

Hey everyone, It's Thursday and once again we are giving you a throwback post.. this time with places to live in London. Enjoy ! So you’ve got the internship, you’re all excited, but you’re worrying about moving to wherever your job role is based. WORRY NO MORE! As …

Intern Role Profile – Rare Ltd. Business Intern

"When you start your internship they don’t expect you to be the god of all things Microsoft" - Patti Piguing Hello everyone ! Midweek is already in full swing and today our amazing Promo Lead, Patti has taken the time to write a bit about her role in Microsoft and …

Have an international mindset #BeYourBest

Welcome everyone to another episode of the Be Your Best series, Today we will be talking about a specific skill or quality (depends how you look at it) which is about diversity and having an international state of mind. Diversity is something large corporations like Microsoft take really seriously. They …

My Microsoft experience

Happy Monday everyone, Remember the video we posted last week about Sabha and her Microsoft experience? Today we are coming back with another one, this time from another of our FY16 interns, Stefaniia. Click the link below to learn more about her role, experience and the things she learned from …

Ad Week 2016 recap

Hey guys, Hope you are well! It’s been three weeks since Ad Week Europe 2016 happened. Wait, what? Ad Week? What’s that? I am glad you asked you handsome devils. Ad Week Europe is like one of the holy grails for the marketing and media world. It’s …

My Microsoft experience

Hey everyone, We would like to introduce to you, one of our FY16 interns, Sabha who took the time to talk a bit about herself and her experience as an intern at Microsoft ( achievements, funny moments and so much more). Make sure to click on the link below to watch …

Networking and First Impressions #BeYourBest

Hi everyone, Happy Friday! Before we head into yet another weekend, we from the BYF blog would like to finish off with our final chapter from the BeYourBest series: Networking and First Impressions Have you ever heard of the old adage: It’s not what you know, it’s who …

How connected to the world are you? #BeYourBest

Welcome everyone to our fourth episode of our BeYourBest series! Are you familiar with Microsoft’s latest news? Have you heard of HoloLens? Or Brexit? What about Drake’s latest song? Ok, maybe not so much about the last topic but you see the point. Today we will talking about …

Are you running out of time ? #BeYourBest

Dear readers, Are you often running out of time? Were you able to do everything that you needed to do for the day? If the usual answer is NO then what are we doing wrong that leads to such outcome? With spring break closing in and end of year exams …

How to be a better team player ? #BeYourBest

Hi all, Welcome to the first episode of our brand new series called #BeYourBest! Ever wondered why recruiters always talk about the general skills every candidate should possess when it comes to employment but don't actually tell you how you can develop them beforehand? Well not to fear because for …

How to master the fear of public speaking? #BeYourBest

Dear readers, Are you uncomfortable presenting in front of other people? Are you a bit jealous when you watch all those TEDTalks presenters and say: D*mn, I wish I could be just as calm and cool as them when being on stage. Well, don’t worry because you are …

Intern role profile - Consumer Marketing

Beth Hall Role : Consumer marketing Department : Surface Location : London Hello! My name is Beth and I’m currently in the Surface Consumer marketing team. My Background Outside of Microsoft, I live in a little village called Wickhambrook in Suffolk which is very different from the big city. I study marketing …

National Apprenticeship Week 2016... Recap

National Apprenticeship Week was a busy period! Throughout the week we were here, there and everywhere raising awareness of the Microsoft Apprenticeship Programme! Below are snippets from a number of the apprentices summarising what they spent their week doing… Monday & Tuesday ‘On the 14th and 15th March, during National …

How can we use social media to our advantage?

“Social media is a new way of communicating for people… there has been a lot of development over the years which has allowed us to be better educated and prepared for certain situations.” - Simone Schuurer Picture was taken from mediavisioninteractive.com Dear Readers, Happy Friday all! And yet another …

Intern Role Profile- Business Operations

Martin Prenerov Role : Associate Account Manager Department : Bing Location : Paddington, London Hey everyone! My name is Martin and I come from Bulgaria. I work as an Associate Account Manager for the Strategic Search Advertising Sales Team in Bing. Background information I study Business Economics with Industrial Experience at the University …

Intern Role Profile - Business Analyst

Sylvia Quenet Role: Business Analyst Intern Department: XBOX Location: Both Cardinal Place/Oxford Circus (London) and TVP (Reading) Hi guys ! My name is Sylvia, I am a Business Analyst intern in the Xbox department in London and I am French. My background Before entering Microsoft, I did a year of …

Intern Reflection Post- Indy Lehal

Hey lovely readers! It's Thursday again and the BYF team has another post from the "Back to Uni" series in store for you. This time we reached out to Indy, an FY15 intern who worked for the Advertising & Online department. We promise you his post is worth reading! I …

Intern Reflection Post- Sam Spilsbury

"The first thing that became abundantly clear, even before I started my internship, was that Microsoft value their interns just as highly as any other employee in the company." -Sam Spilsbury Hello lovely readers! This week the Be Your Future blog is back again with another intern reflection episode from …

Intern Day in the Life - Maria Ilie

Hi, I’m Maria Alexandra Ilie and I work in the UK Services Centre in Premier Services. My department is quite unique to Microsoft, so I get to do a lot of things that I wouldn’t be able to do anywhere else. If you want to find out more …

What's it like going back to University after doing a placement for Microsoft?

Dear readers, The Be Your Future blog is thrilled to announce its first ever piece from a new series called Back to Uni. On of our amazing FY15 interns, Polly Cartwright has kindly agreed to write about what's it like to come back and spend her final year at university …

Intern Day in the Life: Gaming Edition

Name: Benjamin Dring Role: Software Engineer Department: Tools Location: Lionheads Studios Hello! I am Benjamin Dring, a Software Tools Engineer at Lionhead Studios in Guildford. At Lionhead (a part of the Microsoft Studios family) we’re currently developing asymmetric multiplayer role playing game: Fable Legends. Department/Role Breakdown At Lionhead …

Intern Mid-Year Event: Recap

On January 29th 2016, Microsoft’s marvellous UK FY16 interns (slight bias) had our Mid-Year Review Event. This was an opportunity for us to take a look back over our first half year with Microsoft, reflect on our greatest achievements so far, and for each of the 101 teams (stretch …

Dear readers of the Be Your Future blog, The month of February has come upon us… and you know what that means... No, we aren’t talking about roses and indulging in chocolate covered strawberries. But the other thing that involve just as much planning and stress eating. That’s …

Intern Role Profile - Business Services

Name: Nancy Peng Role: Business Management Department: Microsoft Search Advertising Location: Cardinal Place, London My Background My name is Nancy. I am a current Lancaster University student studying Marketing Management. Born and raised in France, I moved to the UK for my studies during which I took a year abroad …