Microsoft-sponsored data science competition

We are pleased to announce that a Microsoft-sponsored data science competition is now live on Kaggle!

The competition is also being hosted as a conference Cup by the Big Data Innovators Workshop (BIG), co-located with the WWW-2015 conference.


The Cup

The problem presented for the Cup is one of classifying malware files into their associated malware families, based on file content and characteristics.

Successful application of data science to malware-related problems is critical to mitigating the increasing risk of malware to every organization and individual online.

We hope that this competition will encourage scientists to invest resources in this extremely important, and rising, research field.


Microsoft Effort and Objectives

This One Microsoft undertaking, which has been maturing over the past year, is a joint effort between three organizations –  the Israel Microsoft Talent Acquisition Team (generously sponsoring $16k in prizes!), the Microsoft Malware Protection Center (MMPC) OneProtection and Microsoft Azure Machine Learning.

The Talent Acquisition Team’s goal is to expose the data science community to the exciting opportunities that the growing data science discipline at Microsoft offers.

The MMPC OneProtection team would like to enable published and repeatable research related to malware, and encourage research efforts to go in this direction. Cup winners are required to publish their methods.

The Azure Machine Learning brand is featured in the Cup’s site and communications, reaching a large and targeted audience of data scientists.



We would like to thank WWW-2105, and in particular to the BIG committee: Prof. Alessandro Panconesi  and Prof. Alessandro Mei from “Sapienza, University of Rome”, Prof. Jimmy Lin from U. Maryland, and Dr. Junlan Feng from China Mobile.

This would not have been possible without the invaluable scientific advice from Elad Yom Tov, Shay Kels, Daniel Radu, Gal Lavee, Nir Levy, and Noam Koenigstein, and the legal and procurement support from Zvi Friedman and Anat Noam-Rubinstein.

It would also not be possible without support and encouragement from our leadership – Anat Assaf, Yoram Yaacovi, Dennis Batchelder, Mario Goertzel and Elad Ziklik.

Special thanks Dr. William Cukierski from for his help.


Please help us spread the word!



Corina Feuerstein, Marian Radu, Royi Ronen, Anat Kigel

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Microsoft: Meet the Company | Inspiration Starts Here

On the evening of Monday, October 27, 2014, Microsoft Services Staffing partnered with the DC Women in Technology forum to host Meet the Company – Microsoft networking event for females in the technology industry at the Reston Virginia office. Over 50 attendees spent the evening engaging with senior leaders from across the Services organization and were given the opportunity to hear from Jim Holt, General Manager of Federal Civilian, as well as a female panel of Microsoft employees.

The evening kicked off with informal networking interaction game which rewarded attendees with small MS giveaways. The formal program kicked off with an opening remarks from both WIT representatives, an overview of MS Services which moved into our Q&A Panel discussion. Afterwards, the attendees moved into a more intimate roundtable discussion with other MS leaders to continue the discussions and share their own personal experience at Microsoft.

Attendees appreciated the intimate access to senior female leaders. The diverse, genuine, personable and approachable panel resonated with the audience.

“I found the event extremely encouraging. It was great to hear the stories of other women. It left me feeling very hopeful… I thoroughly enjoyed the event and was thankful to be there. I look forward to one day being a panel member, sharing my story with women.”

Due to the intimate size and small group conversations, participants on both sides had the opportunity to have meaningful conversations and develop relationships with other females in the technology industry.

Panelist Grace Barajas Orozco shares her personal journey at Microsoft with other Women in Technology at Reston’s Meet the Company Event on October 27th.

Panelist Grace Barajas Orozco shares her personal journey at Microsoft with other Women in Technology at Reston’s Meet the Company Event on October 27th.


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Microsoft Consulting Services is holding a recruiting event in Cambridge, MA

Microsoft Consulting Services is holding a recruiting event in Cambridge, MA

Career Invitational – Cambridge, MA

June 26th – 6:00pm – 9:00pm


One Cambridge Center, Cambridge, MA 02142

This event is FREE, but space is limited.

Resume and RSVP are mandatory to attend

Send your resume to

We invite you to attend an evening to meet, socialize, and most importantly network with other Professionals in Technology. This career invitational will give you the opportunity to ask any questions you might have about the company, the organization, and the day-to-day lifestyle of a Microsoft Senior Consultant.

We have many open positions in all technologies spaces. To be considered candidates should have current or previous consulting experience (5 years +) and be willing to travel in support of our commercial business.  Some of the technical skills which are focusing on include Dynamics (ERP/CRM) Application Development Manager, Desktop Deployment, Identity Access Management, System Center, Exchange, Lync, Virtualization, SharePoint Architecture/Infrastructure, and Windows Server.

Appetizers & Drinks will be served

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Microsoft Global Women’s Conference – 31/10/2013 – Israel HUB

Israel event

Women at Microsoft (ERG) Inspiration to Lead: Explore. Own. Repay.
Microsoft Global Women’s Conference – 31/10/2013 – Israel HUB

Our eighth annual Microsoft Global Women’s Conference starts with our event at Corporate Headquarters, taking place on October 23 at the Microsoft Conference Center in Redmond, WA, US, and continues in multiple locations worldwide, bringing women together around the globe.
Our local Women Conference Event will take place on 31/10/13, 9:30, Discovery Auditorium, R’aanana.
Key note speaker: Miki Haimovich is an Israeli well known television presenter.
After studying for a BA in political science from Tel Aviv University, Haimovich began working as a researcher for Channel 1 programmes Mabat Sheni and Boker Tov Israel. In 1990 she began editing the news for the Matav cable channel, later becoming chief editor. In 1993 she and Ya’akov Eilon became the first news anchors on the new commercial Channel 2, until moving to Channel 10 together in 2002. In June 2011, Haimovitch resigned from the Channel 10 news. After her resignation she established the Israeli branch of the nonprofit Org. supporting Meatless Monday and lead the campaign as part of the WW initiative.
Miki is a unique talented senior women who become an icon at the Israeli TV news at every house in Israel. After a long career at the news she decided to move to community affairs initiatives and she is active at verity of community initiatives in Israel.
Save the date and join us as we come together as the Women at Microsoft community!

Contact us | Visit the Women at Microsoft site

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Charlotte Open House – Feb 25th

Our recent open house at our Las Colinas, TX campus last month was a HUGE success and now we’re getting ready for Charlotte.  If you live in the Charlotte, NC area and are interested in a career at Microsoft, then you cannot miss our upcoming Career Open House.

The Microsoft Services Team is looking forward to discussing what it’s like to work on our team and the various career opportunities available.

We hope to see you there!  Check out our Events page for more info.

Click here to RSVP now:  Microsoft Services Charlotte Open House RSVP

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Microsoft Open House – Las Colinas, TX

We will be hosting an Open House at our Las Colinas, TX campus Saturday, January 28, 2012.  This will be an opportunity for prospective candidates to mingle with folks on our team as well as some of our Recruiters.

We will post more information on the Events page of this blog as details become available, but in the meantime you can get more information and register here.

Last year’s Open House was a huge success and we’re hoping this year will be no different!

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