January 25 2016
Microsoft to Move Hundreds of Employees from Cambridge to Burlington
By: Rich Hosford
Microsoft is planning to move hundreds employees from its offices in Kendall Square to Burlington.
According to a blog post by Robert Davy, general manager of Microsoft’s Northeast Enterprise and Partner Group, later this year the company is moving its New England Sales, Marketing and Services Group (SMSG) to its Burlington office at 5 Wayside Road. The Boston Globe reports that group is made up of 300 employees.
Davy said the move of the SMSG group will help Microsoft connect with customers in the Northeast territory.
“The Burlington office will complement our New England satellite offices in Hartford, CT and Rochester, NY,” he said. “It’s also just two miles from our Microsoft Store at the Burlington Mall.This move will allow SMSG to truly capitalize on our company’s mobile-first strategy and provide an easily accessible, state-of-the-art hub where we can work more effectively with customers, partners, developers and user groups throughout our Northeast territory.”
Microsoft is not closing its Kendall Square office, Davy said. Microsoft research and development teams will remain in Cambridge.
No specific date was given for the move. Davy said it would happen “later this year.”