Photo: Microsoft Back in 2018, Microsoft sunk an entire data center to the bottom of the Scottish sea, plunging 864 servers and 27.6 petabytes of storage 117 feet deep in the ocean. Today, the company has reported that its latest experiment was a success, revealing findings that show that the idea of an underwater data center is actually a pretty good one. On the surface, throwing an entire data center to the bottom of the ocean may seem strange, but Microsoft’s Project Natick team hypothesized that placing would result in more reliable and energy-efficient data centers. On land, data centers run into issues like corrosion from oxygen and humidity and controlling shifts in temperatures. But in a water-tight environment with tight temperature control,... Continue reading…
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Business Insider analyzed salary data Microsoft discloses when it applies for visas on behalf of foreign workers to find the highest-paid roles within the company. Granted, it's not a comprehensive look because it only includes salaries for foreign workers, but it gives rare insight into the otherwise-private pay practices at the $1.58 trillion tech titan.  We analyzed the federal data for Microsoft titles with the highest salaries, and provided a salary range for each role. Notably, the data doesn't include total compensation, such as potential bonuses or stock awards. We focused on roles that pay $175,000 or more at the high end of the range, and categorized them based on information we found in job postings. Do you work at Microsoft? Contact this reporter via encrypted messaging app Signal (+1-425-344-8242) or email ([email protected]). Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Federal data provides a window into the highest-paid roles within Microsoft. American companies have to disclose salaries when they apply for visas on behalf of current or prospective foreign workers. The Office of Foreign Labor Certification publishes the salaries every year. Business Insider analyzed the data to find the highest-paying roles within Microsoft, the $1.58 trillion tech titan.  Granted, it's not a comprehensive look because it only includes salaries for foreign workers. Still, it's the best look at salary data we have, because Microsoft — like almost every other company on the planet — generally doesn't disclose or discuss employee compensation, with the notable exception of its regulatory requirement to disclose the pay packages for top executives like CEO Satya Nadella. Microsoft declined to comment for this report. We analyzed Microsoft's more than 4,000 active foreign worker visas in 2020 to find the titles with the highest salaries, and provided a salary range for each role (the data doesn't include total compensation, such as potential bonuses or stock awards). We focused this list on roles that pay $175,000 or more at the high end of the range, and categorized them based on information we found in job postings. The highest we found pays $336,290. Let us know if you think any titles are in the wrong place. More than three-quarters of Microsoft's active visas are located in Washington state, where Microsoft is headquartered. The company has offices small and large all over America, including sizable outposts in California, North Carolina, and Texas. Note that offices in different cities may pay local employees at different rates, based on factors including the cost of living. Internal Microsoft poll results obtained by Business Insider in May suggest a declining number of employees think their pay is competitive. Sources said that 55% of employees surveyed said their combined salary, bonuses, and equity is competitive with similar jobs at other companies — down from 57% in 2019, 61% in 2018, and 65% in 2017.SEE ALSO: Microsoft asks staff each year if they think their compensation is competitive. Leaked poll results show a declining share say yes. Marketing: Up to $188,802 Microsoft hires for marketing roles across the business, and a few command some of the highest salaries within the company, including some related to Microsoft's channel partner network of resellers, systems integrators, and consultants. Partner/channel marketing manager: $113,000 to $188,802 Group product marketing manager: $185,955.00 Channel executive: $183,095 Product marketing manager: $89,500 to $182,175 Architecture and service engineering: Up to $191,400 Many high-paying roles within Microsoft appear to relate to the company's Azure cloud computing business, including infrastructure service engineers and cloud solutions architects, but it's likely the company has service engineers and architects across the business. Architecture and service engineering roles make up more than 13% of our list: Partner technical architect: $138,430 to $191,400 Delivery management manager: $191,300 Senior service engineer: $145,397 to $190,305 Architect manager: $189,200 Principal solutions architect: $184,500 Cloud solutions architect: $93,750 to $183,116 Principal service engineering manager: $182,034 Architect: $113,800 to $180,100 Supply chain manager: $115,000 to $177,529   Sales and other customer-facing roles: Up to $191,920 Many of the high-paying jobs on the list had titles including the term "specialist," which Microsoft job postings indicate means a role within the company's sales organization. A "technical specialist" within Azure, for example, might help customers determine what cloud services they need for specific projects, and how to implement them. Principal solution specialist: $191,920 Account technology strategist: $132,000 to $185,000 Technical specialist: $97,350 to $178,403 Specialist: $95,000 to $175,500 There were also a couple of additional customer-facing roles with a salary range above $175,000 — a learning development manager, which appears to help train Microsoft employees and clients, and an engineering role within Microsoft's customer support organization. Learning and development manager: $186,056 Premier field engineer: $119,158.00 to $177,062   Finance: Up to $210,500 A few finance roles fetch high salaries within Microsoft, the highest-level of which is for a "controller manager," which appears to be basically a role in charge of financial management for a particular business, and is considered a member of the executive team for that business, according to a recent Microsoft job posting. Controller manager: $118,000 to $210,500 Director RM [risk management] manager: $185,500 Financial analysis and controls manager: $118,000 to $180,462 Hardware, electrical, and mechanical engineering: Up to $212,500 Hardware, electrical, and mechanical engineering roles made up more than 13% of the highest-paying jobs on our list. While these roles are likely spread across the company, some land within Microsoft's "experiences and devices" team, which Microsoft recently reorganized in order to bolster the group with internal cloud talent. Senior hardware engineering program manager: $160,000 to $212,500 Senior mechanical engineer: $160,223 to $213,012 Senior electrical engineer: $153,000 to $217,153 Principal hardware engineer: $200,000 Principal electrical engineer: $196,953 Senior hardware engineer: $94,000 to $195,000 Electrical engineer: $94,000 to $190,000 Senior NPI [new product introduction] quality engineer: $185,000 Principal development manager: $191,126 Business development: Up to $240,000 Microsoft recently lost its top dealmaker, former head of business development Peggy Johnson, who took over as CEO of troubled startup Magic Leap. Losing Johnson hasn't mellowed Microsoft's M&A ambitions. The company is trying to acquire a chunk of viral video app TikTok's operations. A few business development roles are among the highest-paid titles within Microsoft: Business development manager: $164,300 to $240,000 Business planner management: $188,800.00 Business development senior manager: $175,000.00 Business program manager: $91,500.00 to $175,000.00   Design, and design verification and validation: Up to $242,761 Design, and design verification and validation roles made up about 10 percent of Business Insider's analysis of highest-paid roles. Microsoft employs design professionals across the business, from its Microsoft 365 suite of business applications, to its cloud and artificial intelligence businesses: Director, hardware DVE: $242,761 Principal design verification engineer: $219,057 Senior design validation engineer: $205,000 Senior design verification engineer: $140,000 to $203,991 Designer: $108,000 to $195,020 Design verification engineer: $94,000 to $181,872 Senior designer: $145,000 to $180,000 Program management: Up to $255,368 A project manager's role within Microsoft depends a lot on the team, but as former Microsoft Program Manager Amanda Song once explained, "they develop and advocate for the product vision, build the roadmap, interact with customers to collect feedback, and work cross-functionally with engineering, design, marketing, customer support, etc., over the product or feature life-cycle, from ideation through launch and beyond." Principal PM manager: $109,000 to $255,368 Principal program manager: $110,000 to $222,944 Senior program manager: $109,000 to $221,000 Senior PM manager: $168,880 to $179,927 Business operations and program management leader: $179,200 Software engineering: Up to $263,400 Nearly one-fifth of the highest-paid job titles on our list are software-engineering related, the largest share of any category: Software engineering manager: $123,000 to $263,400 Software engineer: $85,842 to $235,787 Software engineering lead: $143,000 to $228,303 Principal software engineer: $155,000 to $212,000 Partner software development engineer: $205,000 Senior software development engineer: $135,000 to $205,000 Principal software development engineer: $190,224 to $204,874 Principal software engineering manager: $202,000 Senior software engineer: $118,000 to $200,000 Software engineer manager: $192,400. Principal research software development engineer: $186,046 Senior software engineer lead: $182,575 Research, data, and science: Up to $336,290 Microsoft Research is the company's long-established think tank, responsible for technologies powering everything from quantum computing to underwater data centers to the HoloLens goggle. While not all Microsoft researchers and scientists necessarily work for the company's research arm, it's clear they are highly paid across the company. Research, data, and science roles make up nearly 15% of our list: Distinguished scientist: $336,290 Principal researcher: $185,644 to $215,370 Researcher: $110,000 to $200,000 Senior researcher: $175,000 Data and applied scientist manager: $159,825 to $255,823 BAI [business analytics and insights] manager: $205,300 Data and applied scientist: $109,000 to  $202,940 Senior applied scientist: $162,000 to $183,650 Senior product analyst: $180,000 Senior data engineer: $175,500
The subscription streaming service won't be available on Apple gadgets when it debuts Sept. 15.
The coolest thing about the Samsung Galaxy Note 20, in my opinion? It can soon stream Xbox Game Pass titles.
Microsoft has ended its xCloud game streaming test for iOS devices today. The software giant had been testing xCloud on iOS in a very limited way over the past few months, but made it clear the service would only be launching on Android earlier this week. Microsoft had informed xCloud testers that the preview would end on September 11th, but only the Android preview will continue until next month. “Our Project xCloud preview TestFlight period has ended on iOS and we are focused on delivering cloud gaming as part of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate to Android customers beginning September 15,” says a Microsoft spokesperson in a statement to The Verge. “It’s our ambition to scale cloud gaming through Xbox Game Pass available on all devices.” M... Continue reading…
Microsoft's latest update about Project xCloud reveals several third-party accessories that have been awarded the Designed for Xbox rating.
Today Microsoft announced that the Project xCloud beta will be launching as part of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate on September 15th. It sounds like Project xCloud will only be available on Android devices for the foreseeable future, which means those of you who who plan on streaming games for the service will need an Android phone or tablet and a … Continue reading
Microsoft is preparing to launch its xCloud game streaming service as part of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate next month, and we’re now starting to get some more details on how touch controls will work with the service. Microsoft initially detailed touch controls last year, but the company has now been working with Xbox Game Studios developers like The Coalition and Ninja Theory to bring these controls to Xbox games. During a Microsoft Game Stack stream today, Jarret Bradley, senior gameplay producer at The Coalition, showed off how touch controls will work with Gears 5. The Coalition has built custom layouts for anything you can do in the game, including buttons for aiming, shooting, reloading, and controls for driving vehicles. The team has... Continue reading…
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This holiday season, both Microsoft and Sony are planning to launch next-generation game consoles: the Xbox Series X and the PlayStation 5, respectively. Though the two consoles compete directly, Microsoft is intentionally moving its Xbox business away from direct competition with Sony. Instead of focusing on the new Xbox console as a replacement for the current one, as Microsoft and Sony have done in the past, Microsoft is making a different play: a digital game library that works across Xbox devices, smartphones, and computers — and streams them, too. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. This holiday season, both Sony and Microsoft plan to launch new, next-generation versions of the PlayStation and the Xbox. Goodbye, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One! Hello, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X! It marks the fourth game console "generation" in which Microsoft and Sony consoles have gone head-to-head, starting with the PlayStation 2 and the original Xbox around the turn of the century. Nintendo exited direct competition on hardware with both companies years ago, starting with the launch of the wildly successful, but decidedly nontraditional, Nintendo Wii in 2006. These days, the "console wars" are a head-to-head between Sony's PlayStation and Microsoft's Xbox. But in 2020, Microsoft is shifting its business strategy in a way that might end them for good — away from focusing so much on pushing sales of the console, and towards thinking of Xbox as an ecosystem of games you can access from anywhere. Here's how Microsoft plans to do it:SEE ALSO: The 50 best video games of all time, according to critics 1. Microsoft doesn't mind if you don't buy its new Xbox console, as long as you buy its games — or its Game Pass subscription. Do you want to play games on an Xbox? A PC? Your phone? Microsoft wants to reach you there — ideally across all three. To that end, Xbox has major initiatives across all three platforms: a new game console (Xbox Series X), a cloud gaming service (Project xCloud), and a Netflix-like gaming service (Game Pass). In fact, Microsoft is combining xCloud and Game Pass for a $15/month subscription tier that will allow streaming from its library of games to any of those three devices.  "That remains core to what we're trying to do," the Xbox leader Phil Spencer told Business Insider in an interview in June 2019. "To allow creators to reach the customers that they want, allow players to play the games that they want with the people they want to play with, anywhere they want. And it fits right into the opportunity ahead."  It's part of a broader effort at Microsoft to bring Xbox games to as many people as possible — even if those people don't buy a new Xbox console. To that end, all first-party Xbox games across the next two years will also head to Xbox One. "As our content comes out over the next year, two years, all of our games, sort of like PC, will play up and down that family of devices," the Xbox Game Studios director Matt Booty told MCV in an interview earlier this year. To that point. when the big new "Halo" game — "Halo Infinite — arrives alongside the Xbox Series X this holiday, it'll also arrive on Xbox One and PC. 2. The new Xbox is just the latest box, not a whole new ecosystem. The next Xbox console will play Xbox One games. It will also play all the original Xbox and Xbox 360 games that already work on the Xbox One. It will also work with all the current Xbox One accessories, from gamepads to fight sticks. "The original Xbox games and Xbox 360 games that are backward-compatible now on your Xbox One, those will play. Your Xbox One games will play, your accessories will play," Spencer said. This is an important precedent that was set with the Xbox One, and it's continuing with the next generation of Xbox consoles: Your digital game library carries forward, like app purchases on smartphones or movie purchases on Amazon Prime. It establishes your Xbox library as a continuing digital platform, something no game console maker has done thus far. The compatibility actually stretches further — games with large existing communities will continue to grow those communities on the next Xbox. "If you talk about these games that have such massive communities today, a lot of those developers and studios are going to want to think about how they grow their community," Spencer said, "not how they take it to zero and try to rebuild it." It doesn't take a lot of hard thinking to imagine the games Spencer is talking about; games like "Fortnite" and "Destiny 2" stand out, among many others with large, multiplatform audiences. Both games are headed to next-gen consoles, and both games will allow players to bring their stuff with them and to play with people on the prior generation of consoles. The latter is going all in: Anyone playing "Fortnite" can play with people on any other platform. 3. Going forward, it's just "Xbox." The Xbox Series X is part of the fourth generation of Xbox consoles from Microsoft, following the original Xbox, the Xbox 360, and the Xbox One generations. It's a real murderer's row of bizarre names. The Series X, however, isn't a whole new line of Xbox consoles — it's just the name of the latest in the Xbox console brand. "The name we're carrying forward to the next generation is simply Xbox," a Microsoft representative told Business Insider in December. It's a small branding change, but it clarifies Microsoft's position with its console line: You can expect your Xbox digital library to work on Xbox devices, similar to Apple's approach with the iPhone. You might get an iPhone 11 Pro, or you might get an iPhone 8 — they all run the same stuff, albeit in varying degrees of fidelity. Such is the case with the Xbox brand going forward. 4. With the combination of Game Pass and Project xCloud, Microsoft could win the race to create the first major "Netflix of gaming" service. For a monthly fee, Netflix offers subscribers an instant library of content. Some of that content is produced by Netflix, and some isn't. You don't need to download any of the content — it just streams to your device. Thus far, no company has had success with a comparable service for gaming. There are a few services that offer streamed video games, like Google Stadia and PlayStation Now, but neither has taken off. Microsoft, however, has had wild success with Game Pass — an instant library-type service where each game must be downloaded to your console before playing. The service has over 10 million paying users as of last April, according to Microsoft. Paired with Project xCloud, Microsoft may be the first to actually succeed with a subscription-based video game streaming service with an instant library, à la Netflix, that pairs Game Pass' vast library and existing subscriber base with an option to stream games as well. "I want it to be about choice, but I do think the strength that we've already seen in the last two years with Game Pass is an important component of this," Spencer said when asked about the business model for xCloud. "There's paying for access, and then there's paying for a library of games," he said. "And the Game Pass component is really critical, because you want to have access to hundreds of games that you can go play. That is more your Netflix-type example." This September, Spencer is delivering on that by combining Game Pass with xCloud: For $15/month, the 100-plus games in the Game Pass library become streamable on smartphones and tablets, in addition to being downloadable on Xbox consoles and PC. Moreover, you can start a game on one platform and pick up where you left off on another. Got a tip? Contact Business Insider senior correspondent Ben Gilbert via email ([email protected]), or Twitter DM (@realbengilbert). We can keep sources anonymous. Use a non-work device to reach out. PR pitches by email only, please.
Linux systems will get extra protection from all-new Microsoft Project Freta.
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