I joined Microsoft in November 2015. After only 10 months at Yahoo! the step came naturally as the strategic search business moved from Yahoo! to Microsoft at that time. Basically I move on to Microsoft together with my customers, the Bing Ads platform business and my boss Carsten Rauh who was in interview loops at the same time.
Interview & Hiring
I was interviewed by HR, followed by two in person interviews with Mark Richardson (Director GS3 at that time) and Axel Steinman (VP International Strategic Search). And even though I knew both a little bit from working with Microsoft during my Yahoo! time (we met during the joint Product Advisory Group) I had no idea how the interview went.