Back in 2009, with Microsoft’s campus in Redmond struggling to hold all the new employees, Microsoft began leasing space in downtown Bellevue (about 7 miles from Redmond). But now, with a big new expansion being completed on campus (just in time for a much higher hybrid and work from home workforce), it apparently makes less sense to continue these off campus leases, and so as of today, the Bing Team is back on campus:
Back in 2009, the Bing team moved from Building 88 in Redmond to the City Center Plaza building in Bellevue, WA. 13+ years later, we're headed back to Redmond, and today is our last day in CCP. Here are 4 photos of interesting moments during our time here: pic.twitter.com/5qUusDpwj5
— Michael Schechter (@mikeschechter) April 20, 2023
Bing has been riding a resurgence of relevency lately with the ChatGPT powered Bing Chat, and could be one of the few teams at Microsoft to expand as layoffs continue to surge industry wide.
Anyway, congrats on getting a seat at the big table, Bing Team, enjoy your new digs!