For 2 years, Microsoft teams have turned to The Garage to try new ideas

The Microsoft Garage Group photographed on October 18, 2016. (Photography by Scott Eklund/Red Box Pictures)

The Microsoft Garage Group photographed on October 18, 2016. (Photography by Scott Eklund/Red Box Pictures)

A mantra resonates throughout The Garage: Doers, not talkers.

In the last two years, The Garage has evolved from a 24-hour idea factory to a program dedicated to encouraging all employees to take their ideas and bring them to life. The Garage provides resources such as expert advisors, maker spaces, hackathon tools, workshops, an intern program and product-market fit testing to empower employees to follow their passion and create a project that might just make it all the way into a Microsoft product.

“The Garage is very focused on the bleeding edge of experimentation, moving forward at all times. We help Microsoft be better at experimenting, to be faster, to test ideas and to learn by doing,” says Jeff Ramos, partner director of The Garage. “We’ve really taken Satya Nadella’s challenge to be more customer obsessed seriously, putting projects in the hands of real customers.”

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Athima Chansanchai
Microsoft News Center Staff