Microsoft Bay Area’s culture of collaboration

There is a unique spirit of connectedness across our teams in the Bay Area. It is not only a product of our growth mindset culture, but it is also grounded in our regional ideals of sharing information, knowledge, and ideas to keep improving the lives of others with technology.

Microsoft Bay Area is a collection of like individuals who share this entrepreneurial mindset. Startup founders, artificial intelligence experts, hardware specialists, and even virtual reality visionaries regularly connect across the region to create new products and bring new ideas to existing ones.

We recently caught up with two local leaders in charge of pushing forward products that help the world stay connected. They shared their perspective on why our region specializes in collaboration, how their teams are connecting to make sure others using Yammer and Teams can too, and what they’re looking forward to most when we can all safely work together at our new Silicon Valley Campus.

Murali Sitaram, vice president at Microsoft leading our Yammer and M365 teams, shared his unique perspective:

Aaratee Rao, engineering group lead for Teams and sponsor for our D&I initiatives, offered her thoughts on how we connect with each other:

If you’re interested in learning and collaborating with us, local career opportunities can be found here: