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Businesses and teams

No matter where you work or what you do—it’s people that make the difference. We have a variety of teams to choose from; our opportunities are broader than you might think. You could find yourself working on software applications and services for consumers, gamers, developers, businesses or governments.

What this means for you is opportunity—to experience a variety of jobs, technologies, and geographies. To meet and learn from interesting and talented people. To make an impact by working on things that make a real difference in millions, even billions, of people’s lives.

Advanced Strategy

The Advanced Strategy team focuses on research, trustworthy computing, the intersection of technology and policy, and our cross-company view of key new technology trends. Teams include research, trustworthy computing, technology policy, startup business, strategic software, and the silicon architectures.

Advertising and Strategy

The Advertising and Strategy teams partner with the Marketing team and acts as a multidisciplinary specialty team that oversees a range of projects and teams including advertising, strategy, media, compete, research, brand, data, and analytics.

Applications and Services

The Applications and Services group leads broad applications and services—core technologies in productivity, communication, search, and other information categories. Here you'll find the research and development teams across Microsoft Office, Office 365, SharePoint, Exchange, Yammer, Lync, Skype, OneDrive, Bing, Bing Apps, MSN, and the Advertising platforms and business group.

Read about the Bing team

Read about the Office team (including Exchange, Office 365, OneDrive, and SharePoint)

Read about the Skype team

Read about the Yammer team

Business Development and Evangelism

The Business Development and Evangelism team builds the company's relationships with key OEMs, strategic innovation partners, independent software vendors, and developers. This team includes developer & platform evangelism, corporate strategy, and business development teams.

Cloud and Enterprise

The Cloud and Enterprise group builds and powers the company's computing platforms, developer tools, and cloud services, including the Cloud OS, Microsoft's next-generation back-end platform. Teams include Visual Studio, SQL Server, Windows Azure, Windows Server, System Center, Windows Intune, and the physical data centers.

Read about the Cloud and Enterprise team


The Microsoft Devices group is responsible for development, manufacturing and supply chain management for Microsoft’s entire family of first party devices. Personal devices spanning tablets, smart phones, feature phones and wearables to large screen devices like Xbox and Perceptive Pixel are all created by the worldwide teams within the Microsoft Devices group. With leading brands including Surface, Xbox, and Nokia the Microsoft Devices group partners with the rest of Microsoft to bring high value scenarios to life for billions of customers around the world.


The finance team helps guide what we can accomplish as a company by providing business and economic expertise to engineering, sales, marketing, operations and many other organizations across Microsoft. Whether analyzing the economics of a product, doing in-country performance management or diving into technical accounting and tax intricacies, this skilled group enables profitable growth and helps plan for an exciting future. Our finance professionals drive fiscal management both locally and globally, from the product to corporate level, finding ample opportunities to follow their interests and enhance their financial acumen while having a real impact on critical business decisions.

Human Resources

The Human Resources team is responsible for global staffing, compensation, benefits, organizational development, diversity, and workplace culture.

Legal and Corporate Affairs

The Legal and Corporate Affairs team oversees the company's intellectual property portfolio, patent licensing business, and government affairs, public policy, corporate citizenship, and philanthropic work.


The Marketing team reaches and engages consumers, businesses, and employees globally and is a single, unified team across products, services, and devices. The team is home to centralized and connected advertising, brand, communications, and media teams.

Microsoft Business Solutions

The Microsoft Business Solutions team focuses on development, sales, marketing, and operations for Microsoft Dynamics, a portfolio of business tools that includes Dynamics CRM and Dynamics ERP.

Read about the Microsoft Dynamics team

Operating Systems

The Operating Systems team leads the strategy and development of operating systems across consoles, mobile devices, PCs, and back-end systems. This team builds the platform and experience showcased in Windows, Windows Phone, and Xbox devices. It also includes core cloud services for the operating system. Our Microsoft Studios teams create innovative gaming interfaces and original content.

Read about the Operating Systems team

Read about the Microsoft Studios team

Sales and Services

Our Sales and Services team (including sales marketing) delivers our family of devices and services to customers and partners all over the world. It includes worldwide sales, field marketing, services, support, IT, licensing, commercial operations, advertising, and Microsoft Stores.

Read about the Microsoft Advertising team

Read about the Microsoft Retail Stores team

Read about the Microsoft Sales team

Read about the Microsoft Services team