Product manager, Microsoft Application Virtualization
Anderson started working in information technology in 1983, while still in college. Back then, the field “still felt like the old boys’ network, with people doing inappropriate things and calling women cute names,’’ she said. “Today, there’s a level of trust and respect across the board. It’s a major change.’’ Anderson is responsible for a product line that allows users to run corporate applications on their desktop or laptop computers from a far-off server, without installing the programs locally. Her 100-person team, built around a Boston company Microsoft acquired in 2006, is the largest in the Cambridge facility.
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