Developers, Designers & Artists — Attend HoloHack Boston 6/21!

Bring holograms to life in your world! Attend HoloHack Boston from June 21 to June 22. Microsoft has partnered with BostonAR to bring you a two-day experience, where you’ll form teams with other experienced AR/VR/MR developers, designers and artists to collaboratively create your next mixed reality experience. Technical resources from the community and engineers from Microsoft and Unity will be on-site along with HoloLens and developer devices.

Attendees should have previous experience developing for AR/VR/MR and/or with Unity. Space and devices are limited. Apply today!


Who can attend?
We are looking for developers, designers, sound engineers, directors, story tellers and artists with experience creating on AR/VR/MR platforms.

What skills should I have?
Artists familiar with UX design in VR/AR/MR, 2D and 3D design skills are always an asset. Developers who know any of the following should consider joining: C#, Unity, Universal Windows Platform development.

What if I don’t have a team or an idea?
We highly encourage you to build with a team (max team size of four). Participants are not expected to have a fully formed team or concept prior to the event. We will include time for team forming and networking prior to official hacking start if you need to find a team to join.

Do I need a HoloLens or computer?
No need to bring a HoloLens — in fact if you have one, we recommend leaving it at home to avoid confusion on-site. We will have a HoloLens available for each team. We do, however, recommend if you are going to deploy to the HoloLens that you have a Windows 10 PC. We will have a handful on site, but it helps to have your own setup. We will send out a requirements & setup list ahead of time.

Is there a prize?

One team will be selected to receive a prize. Projects will be reviewed on originality, use of HoloLens features, technical difficulty, use of Microsoft services and APIs and how polished the hack is.

Schedule for Wednesday, June 21
9 a.m. – 10 a.m. — Arrival and breakfast
10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. — Opening Keynote
10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. — Group into teams & let the Hacking begin!
12 p.m. –  1 p.m. — Lunch
1 p.m. – 2 p.m. — Workshop 1: Gavin Bauman
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. — Workshop 2: Adina Shanholtz
3:30 p.m. – Midnight —Hacking Continues!

Schedule for Thursday, June 22
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. — Hacking!
5 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. — Project Presentations & Dinner
6 p.m. — Winners Announced!

Previewing TRANSFORM: A Conversation on Global Disruption and Local Transformation on Nov. 18

Despite the best of intentions, more often than not — and for the obvious reasons — business leaders have their heads down developing strategy, product, sales and other facets that keep their companies alive and prosperous.

But as companies begin to grow, there are so many other outside forces leaders must concede to: domestic and global economic outlooks, policies and regulations that focus on issues from trade to data governance to immigration reform, cross border security, corporate tax structures and more. We are at a crossroads, and it is now more than ever that the tech leaders must come together and problem solve as only they can. We are facing a very different landscape that can affect how businesses invest and operate.

Even leading up to this past election before there was a clear winner, issues such as the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), immigration reform, intellectual property reform and data privacy agreements were being acted upon in Congress.  Given the President-elect’s feelings about many of these issues, the tech community could find itself rethinking and retooling how it has been functioning over the past eight years.

Boston has some of the brightest minds in the world. In fact, the notion of Mass. Technology and Leadership Council‘s TRANSFORM was born from the realization that these brilliant people are sharing their insights all over the globe — so why not bring them together to talk about how these same issues are impacting them as individuals, employers and tech sector members here in the region?  

I often think of myself as extremely fortunate that as part of my job I have an opportunity to speak with and learn from so many of these brilliant minds. Just a few weeks back, I had a call with Joe Fuller from Harvard Business School who spent time talking about what his research has proven with respect to developing talent and a real pipeline for tech and how the automation of job functions has been developing. This seems like things you might read in the paper or hear others talk about, but his perspective was so fresh and different and, to be honest, very scary. His upcoming talk at TRANSFORM regarding what the workforce of 2025 will look like will be a not-to-miss.

I also spoke with Noel Zamot, the former commander of the U.S. Air Force’s Elite Test Pilot School at Edwards Air Force Base (think Top Gun!). He went on to help secure weaponry for the Department of Defense. With his new company, Corvus Analytics, Noel has embarked on a way to secure both commercial and military airplane systems from being compromised.

These are just two of our exciting speakers, and at TRANSFORM on Nov. 18 at the Federal Reserve Boston from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Joe, Noel and 100 other brilliant minds will come together to talk more about the next generation workforce, securing our skies and many other critical issues facing tech today and beyond.

SoundBridge: Empowering the Next Generation of Audio Professionals

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Soundbridge LogoThere’s no doubt that music is an integral part of our society. From its early function as a storytelling tool to its modern ubiquitous nature, music is a priority. And with tech growing exponentially, music’s importance has never been more clear. Music technology is transforming music into something that everybody can access. Today, musicians can write, produce, record, and collaborate on Digital Audio Workstations (DAWs) that translate everything into a digital format. Tools like SoundBridge’s Lumit are making that process easier and mobile.

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Lumit is a Full-Featured DAW developed by SoundBridge, an advanced audio technology company founded by Northeastern graduate, Wake Anderson. The software is recognized by Recording Magazine as the first DAW optimized for Microsoft’s Universal Windows Platform (UWP) from the ground up. Post and Recording Magazine have also recognized Lumit as being one of the most intuitive professional DAWs on the market – with a learn-curve of approximately a couple of days. If you have ever used a DAW before, you probably know it can take years to master. Microsoft Surface Pro 4 users will experience fast and agile control over Lumit due to the development team’s implementation of original hand-gestures and creative mobile navigation – technology typically not seen in desktop software. The hybrid mobile/desktop environment opens the doors for creative expression in ways the mouse and keyboard never could.

Soundbridge Lumit on Microsoft Surface

And whether you’re in the studio doing precise editing or recording a street performance to sample – you’re not limited in terms of professional capabilities. For the first time ever, audio engineers can create professional audio assets using virtual studio technologies (VST), USB musical instrument digital interface (MIDI) controllers, and high-fidelity/low latency USB soundcards that run audio stream in out (ASIO) drivers from a device that weighs less than a pound – such as the Microsoft Surface Pro 4. SoundBridge’s Lumit is a true technological achievement by all means – it’s the most mobile professional digital audio workstation on the market.

Wake Anderson and the Soundbridge TeamThe SoundBridge Team is expanding its easy-to-use functionality to the place it makes most sense; schools. Since Lumit is designed for everyone to use, Anderson is hoping to help students embrace music tech with one platform. This program kicks off in Almada, Portugal at Mastering Lisboa where partners will be teaching professional recording and audio production in Lumit for two months with high-school- aged aspiring audio professionals. Through this educational curriculum, Lumit seeks to teach students the basics of audio and music theory all in tandem, bridging tech and music together to get kids to think creatively.

Recently, we’ve seen Lumit in action at Make Music Day Boston, a live celebration of music in the city. Lumit’s DAW was set up in Copley Square, where passersby could contribute to a production and watch live as Lumit put everything together. Recorded entirely on Surface, Lumit presented the Make Music Day “theme” — Veggie Blues:

Microsoft Empowers the 2016 Republican & Democratic National Conventions

republican-convention-2016Regardless of your political stripes, Microsoft’s mission is to empower everyone to achieve more. This year, Microsoft is playing a significant role in the election process. We believe technology, and our teams, can create a more secure, accurate, and efficient elections process. After starting in Iowa, we continued onto Super Tuesday, and this past July, we were vital to the Democratic and Republican National Conventions.


microsoft-rnc-2016After all the balloons dropped, and Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump had been officially nominated at their respective parties’ conventions, the entire Microsoft community can proudly say they helped make these significant events in our democratic process a success. Teams across the company, from Washington state to Washington, DC, coordinated over the past year to engage with the political parties, the planning committees, the host cities, and local organizations and businesses to provide access to Microsoft technology and services. From the earliest planning stages, we worked with the RNC Committee on Arrangements and the Democratic National Convention Committee to empower those people and organizations running the conventions to address challenges and provide solutions.

From Azure to Skype to O365 to Surface, Microsoft became integral to two weeks of conventions in Cleveland and Philadelphia, viewed by millions of people around the world.

Just as important, we aimed to leave a lasting legacy in each host city. In Cleveland, we partnered with Cuyahoga County on an Azure-based, mobile app to help solve some of the areas on-going challenges. In Philadelphia, we partnered with local organizations to launch the Microsoft Reactor, where entrepreneurs and developers can have a home to innovate into the future.

We will continue supporting the next steps in the 2016 election (bookmark and check out throughout the election cycle), and are committed to being a vital part of the democratic process for years to come.

The Elections newsroom on Microsoft News Center provides an ongoing reflection of the company’s work as the election cycle continues.

Sumu — Rebuilding the Housing Market Through Tech


We’ve observed most major industries undergo innovative and disruptive change, however for some reason the consumer facing experience of residential real estate remains immune to truly transformative technology. We’ve seen positive change in the way we hail a taxi (Uber), how we think about short term rentals (AirBNB), we are even seeing large scale innovation in the automotive industry (Tesla), but the consumer face of residential real estate remains largely unchanged to how it was at the start of the last century. Boston area app Sumu recently conducted some consumer research amongst millennials and, rather unsurprisingly, the most popular discovery tool amongst this demographic was still Craigslist. Surely, we can do better.

The process of finding your next home continues to be frustrating, complicated and perhaps even scary. One thing is clear: the current solutions available on the market do not meet the needs of tenants and landlords in a fashion that technology should. By looking towards other industries and platforms such as dating apps, personal finance and travel the expectation is clear: it is necessary to provide tenants better tools to make more informed and intelligent decisions.

lumiaSince launching, Sumu has sought to streamline this process by creating a product by tenants for tenants. By working directly with property managers and landlords, we can remove the friction of a broker, and in doing so save tenants the broker free in Boston’s first no-fee housing market.

“We’re taking a more human approach to empowerment in finding housing through self-posting and better discovery tools,” explains Daniel Tewfik, Sumu co-founder. Sumu’s web app makes it easy for users to post housing or rent an apartment giving people the power to find their own apartment without having to go through the tortuous process of dealing with brokers and agents.

Sumu hasn’t ended there. With the help with local industry leaders and partners, Sumu and their partners formed a group called BOSRETECH to modernize and straighten the housing industry as a whole. BOSRETECH was created with the purpose of expanding opportunities for those that want to break into real estate, innovate inside it, or leave the more traditional, brick-and-mortar real estate space. With their monthly meetup, breakfasts, and panels, they have created a healthy, inclusive environment for millennials to share and converse which is far removed from the ‘stuffy’, exclusive environment which Real Estate often can be.

“With BOSRETECH, we questioned the necessity of after-work only events,” says Tewfik. “With BOSRETECH, we now have inclusive events that are for early birds and night owls alike.”

tewfikDaniel Tewfik is at the forefront of technology-enabled real estate, startups, and government. He  is the co-founder of Sumu, a tenant relationship management service that lets prospective tenants find sublets, apartment shares, apartments, and housing in the city.

Constantly in search for technology solutions for interesting problems, Daniel has a particular interest in helping communities make specialty podcasts, creating marketing strategies, and being a serial entrepreneur.

Specialties: Urban Planning, Project Management, Housing, Real Estate, UI/UX, Digital Media, Informational Sciences, Product Management, Technology, Startups.

The Boston Data Portal: Putting Data in the Hands of Everyday Bostonians

bariIn recent years, digital technology has become ever-present, involved in nearly all aspects of everyday life. And where there is digital technology, there are data. As a society, we are awash in data—what some might call a data deluge. But, just as water converts from a vital resource to a confounding nuisance during a flood, “big data,” as they are sometimes called, are rich sources of information that are largely inaccessible to the vast majority of the population. This is true even here in greater Boston, where cities like Boston, Somerville, and Cambridge have each built portals through which they publish data, offering the public the opportunity to directly analyze the patterns of their own city. Unfortunately, very few citizens are “hackers” or data scientists, and are unable to capitalize on these publicly available data sets in their raw form.

The Boston Area Research Initiative (for which I am the Research Director) is seeking to solve this problem through the Boston Data Portal, a public platform where visitors can browse, download, analyze, and map data describing the people, places, and neighborhoods of Boston. The Boston Data Portal is composed to two parts: the Data Library, which, like a open data portal, is oriented towards data scientists and others who want access to raw data that they will then analyze, visualize, and explore on their own; and BostonMap, an easy-to-use mapping platform where visitors can explore the neighborhoods of Boston from their computer, including visualizations of data from various sources as well as access to other tools, like Google Street View.

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The Boston Data Portal features a variety of data. It includes a series of census indicators that BARI has curated. Beyond that, many of the contents have been built through BARI’s efforts to identify novel digital data sources, like administrative records and social media posts, and to unlock the content within them for the purposes of research, policy, and practice. Thanks to a series of partnerships with data-generating entities, particularly the City of Boston, as well as support for graduate student theses and dissertations, BARI has been able to build out the contents of the Boston Data Portal.

Some of the highlights include documentation of all bicycle collisions recorded by Boston Police Department between 2009 and 2012; or maps tracking shifts in ethnicity, labor patterns, and public education between 1880 and 1930. Possibly most notable has been BARI’s effort to construct ecometrics—interpretable measures that describe the physical and social characteristics of a neighborhood—from novel administrative records. For example, BARI publishes annual measures of physical disorder (i.e., graffiti, “broken windows”) and “custodianship” (i.e., care for public spaces) based on 311 records, and of investment and growth based on building permits.

The difference between the Boston Data Portal and a traditional open data portal might be captured in the following metaphor, which I am borrowing from my friend Chris Scranton at Jobcase, Inc. An open data portal is like going into your pantry: you have a substantial set of ingredients at your disposal, but it is up to you to put those things together to make dinner. The Boston Data Portal is more like visiting a restaurant. The raw materials have already been analyzed and prepared in a manner that makes them immediately useful. Policymakers can use them to guide decision-making. Advocacy groups can see clearly the needs of their community. Parents can understand the environment of a neighborhood before they move there, or learn more about the neighborhood in which their children attend school. Teachers of all levels might use it to illustrate the variations of the vity for their students, or to inspire them to learn more about their community.

Releasing data publicly is one thing, but promoting its use is an entirely other. To this end, BARI has undertaken a series of community-based trainings where we are teaching representatives from community organizations how to use the Data Portal to better understand and advocate for their constituencies. The trainings also include a conversation about how the data are useful, and what other content might be valuable, so that we can continue to build the Boston Data Portal to fit the needs of local communities. We have started with community organizations because they are the entities that work directly with communities. Our goal is to partner with some of these organizations to hold future trainings that are even closer to grassroots of the city, so that we can fulfill our goal of putting data in the hands of everyday Bostonians.

For more information, head to our online resources at BARI’s website and the Dataverse.

If you represent a community organization that would like to participate in an upcoming training, please contact Chelsea Farrell, the project manager for the community-based trainings, at

Microsoft announces teacher-inspired updates for Windows, Office, ‘Minecraft’

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At Microsoft, we’re all in on education!

Our company mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. In education, it’s to empower every student. Today, we’re proud to share the latest on what’s coming to New England for Back-to-School 2016/2017.

Introducing Microsoft Classroom and Microsoft Forms, OneNote Class Notebook now with Learning Management System (LMS) integration, new experiences for Windows 10 and the dawn of “Minecraft: Education Edition” – Get ready!

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First, we are announcing all new education features coming in the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, features specifically inspired by teachers and focused on students.    

Faster, easier set-up:

Shared devices in the classroom are the norm – in the U.S., nearly 90 percent of schools report using shared devices. We also know that nearly 50 percent of teachers serve as their own tech support in their classroom. Until now, setting these devices up has been complex and getting students productive often takes too long.  

With the Windows 10 Anniversary Update we are introducing a ”Set Up School PCs” app that allows teachers to set up a device themselves in a simple three-step process in minutes. We’ve also made significant performance improvements for affordable devices. We expect the average first login to take 26 seconds, with subsequent logins of 6 seconds when the student uses that machine again.     

Secure assessments:

Testing is going digital — teachers consistently tell us they want a simple way to set up quizzes or standardized tests digitally. The Windows 10 Anniversary Update brings a new ‘Take a Test’ app – simple and more secure standardized testing for the whole classroom or the whole school, where teachers or IT can lock down the testing environment, or enable simple quizzing.

Education-ready Windows Store:

Nearly 60 percent of teachers purchase and load apps themselves. With the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, the Windows Store will enable teachers to access thousands of apps, and schools can purchase and deploy them in bulk.

Free upgrade and affordable devices:

More and more, educators are asking us about affordable devices. We have a great portfolio of affordable, durable and innovative Windows 10 devices starting at $199, designed for the demands of education.  

So you can see, the Windows 10 Anniversary Update brings a huge range of education-specific features that teachers and students are going to love. Learn even more about these new updates, and more, over on the Windows blog!

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Second, we are announcing some big improvements to Office 365 Education. 

Today we are announcing Microsoft Classroom a new experience in Office 365 Education. Microsoft Classroom is designed to be the one place students and teachers come to manage their day from Class Notebooks, assignments and grades to conversations, calendars and to announcements!

We’re piloting this with Omaha Public Schools in Nebraska. Let me just share with you what they had to say . . .

“It simplifies our digital classroom management and frees up our teachers so they can spend more time with students and less time managing administrative access to class materials.” Rob Dickson, Executive Director, Information Management Services of Omaha Public Schools.

A key piece of Microsoft Classroom is OneNote, a tool currently used in classrooms around the world to provide students with an immersive and inclusive learning experience. Visit here to learn how OneNote is transforming a special education classroom at Holly Springs Elementary School in Georgia.

Today we are also announcing Microsoft School Data Sync (SDS) – a powerful complement for Microsoft Classroom. SDS connects Microsoft Classroom to a School Information System (SIS), so teacher, student and classes information is automatically populated in Microsoft Classroom and OneNote Class Notebooks. School Data Sync will be included in Office 365 Education.  Think of it as a super simple process that quickly provisions a set of classes and rosters from many School Information Systems already used.

Also being announced: Microsoft Forms – a simple way to quickly assess student progress and get feedback with easy-to-create surveys and quizzes. It’s in public preview starting today for Office 365 Education here.

OneNote Class Notebooks are the heart of our education experience and they just keep getting better and better. We have seen incredible momentum – with millions of student notebooks created just this school year – and currently running over 10,000 a day!

To hear one educator describe it: “It’s your whole classroom (lesson plans, materials, assignments and student work) in a digital binder with tools for communication and collaboration!” 

We’re also announcing Class Notebook assignment and grading integration is now available with more than 25 Learning Management System partners – including leaders like Canvas, Edmodo, Schoology, Brightspace and Moodle. Learn more here.

We’re really excited about all of these improvements for Office 365 Education coming for the new school year! Learn more about all of the updates to Office happening for education – check out the Office blog here.

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Finally, we’ve got some great news about “Minecraft: Education Edition! June begins an early access program of “Minecraft: Education Edition.” It will be available for any educator to download and try for free on Windows 10 and OS X El Capitan.    

This program is a great way for educators and administrators who are interested in “Minecraft: Education Edition” to give it a test run in the summer months and give us more feedback and suggestions.  

If you are new to “Minecraft” in the classroom, check out for resources to help prepare, including lesson plans and a new “Minecraft” mentors program to connect with amazing teachers already using “Minecraft.”

What’s the next step? Upgrade your devices to Windows 10 or OS X El Capitan, and sign up for an Office 365 Education account.

To learn more about “Minecraft: Education Edition” and the upcoming early access program, check out our blog.

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The culture at Microsoft is customer-obsessed and we’ve been hard at work listening to teachers and students. We hope you love what’s coming this summer and we look forward to your continued feedback and hearing about the amazing things happening in your classroom. Let me know what you think on Twitter – @microsoft_edu @tony_prophet #MSFTEDU.

CodeAcross Helps Solve Civic Problems


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This past weekend, Code for Boston was proud to host CodeAcross, an annual weekend-long event focused on technology education and civic good. The event coincided with International Open Data Day. Partnering with Resilient Coders, a code education non-profit focused on underserved youth, and held at the Roxbury Innovation Center, CodeAcross 2016 took the form of a progression hackathon: a structured event where novice coders and students worked in teams with experienced software developers and designers on hackathon projects presented as problem statements by community stakeholders. Participants learned fundamental development skills like ideation and wireframing, Github, and source control through a series of fast-paced, educational workshops.

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Problem statements that generated projects and pitches included, “How might we enable better communication between parolees and parole officers?” (from Resilient Coders), “How might we enable Boston Public School students show that they were late to school due to transit delays?” (from the Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative), and “How might we help students to show off courses and workshops they have taken from local non-profits to potential employers and each other?” (from the Boston Department of Youth Engagement and Employment).

This was the first hackathon of its kind hosted by Code for Boston and the event was a huge success with over 80 attendees. As a powerful way to involve the broader community – both physically in Roxbury and with new partnerships – the progression hackathon looks to be an important type of event to show participants what is possible through sharing knowledge, skills, and collaboration.

The event was made possible due to the generous contributions of Code for Boston’s organizational sponsor, Microsoft New England, as well as our event sponsors JobCase and Pivotal Labs, both of whom contributed data and development expertise throughout the weekend. CodeAcross 2016 was the second time that Code for Boston and JobCase have collaborated. In October, YouthHub, a Dorchester-based non-profit focused on youth employment and job readiness announced a civic technology partnership with JobCase following Code for Boston’s National Day of Civic Hacking event in which a team of hackers worked with YouthHub to tackle the problem of youth employment.

Our location sponsor, the non-profit Roxbury Innovation Center, provided a new and vibrant space for CodeAcross participants to work on community issues. “We’ve been wanting to expand outside of Cambridge for some time,” said Harlan Weber, Lead Organizer of Code for Boston. “We talk a lot about equity and we needed to take our own advice. Hosting our event in Roxbury and partnering with Resilient Coders was a great first step to expanding our mission and involving communities outside of the tech-centric areas of Boston.”

If you are interested in learning more about Code for Boston, it’s mission and ongoing projects, the group holds weekly hack nights on Tuesday evenings at the Cambridge Innovation Center in Kendall Square. In the near future, we will continue to work on projects developed at CodeAcross as well as our other ongoing civic technology projects. Anyone interested in learning more or contributing is welcome to join us.

Department of Defense to move 4 million devices to Windows 10

Government agencies, like large enterprises everywhere, are constantly facing new and emerging challenges, which can range from a constantly shifting threat landscape to managing multiple platforms and devices across their IT environments. And the modern threat landscape has never been more challenging — driving tremendous costs and risk to the security of critical information. Federal, state and local governments around the world, including several agencies in New England, are betting big on Microsoft technologies to help them protect against these cyber threats.

Today, Microsoft announced the latest federal agency to take advantage of a Microsoft solution: the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD). The Secretary of Defense has directed all U.S. DoD agencies to begin the rapid deployment of the Microsoft Windows 10 Secure Host Baseline (SHB) throughout their respective organizations for information systems currently utilizing Microsoft operating systems. From laptops to desktops to mobile devices, the DoD has a goal of deploying Windows 10 within a year.

In our region, this means that DoD agencies in the New England, such as the Coast Guard Academy in New London, CT, the Portsmouth Navy Base in Portsmouth, ME and the Newport Naval Base in Newport, RI will likely be planning for adoption of the new Secure Host Base for their Windows environments.

“The Department of Defense is leading the way towards modernizing and strengthen its security infrastructure,” said Susie Adams, Chief Technology Officer for Microsoft Federal. “This is a great example of the strategic way in which all enterprises can adopt Windows 10 to optimize their response to cyber threats, while also reducing costs and streamlining the IT operating environment.”

For more on the DoD’s migration to Windows 10, check out the Windows for your Business blog.

Jennifer Chayes Receives Honorary Doctorate from Leiden University


Earlier this week, Jennifer Chayes, managing director and distinguished scientist of Microsoft’s New England and New York research labs, was honored by Leiden University with an Honorary Doctorate. It’s very rare that Leiden University bestows an Honorary Doctorate to an individual who isn’t a professor, but this news comes as no surprise to us, as Jennifer has excelled in her 20 years at Microsoft. As a leading researcher in the fields of statistical physics, stochastics and discrete mathematics, she has made major contributions to Microsoft — and to other female researchers inspired by her work and leadership. All of us here at Microsoft New England congratulate Jennifer on this honor.

Read more about Jennifer’s honor — and her achievements — on the Leiden University website.