AdamU's WebLog

Thoughts and the occasional rant from Adam Ulrich, a Test Manager in Microsoft's Designer Tools Group. All things Sparkle, Acrylic, testing, recruiting and hiring.

June, 2004

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    Preparing for Technical Positions at MS: part 1: college campus route

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    Matt asked about how to prepare for a technical position at Microsoft. Since there are two separate recruiting engines at Microsoft, I’m going to break my comments up into college candidates and industry candidates to match the paths that people typically...
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    You've got Questions, I've got answers.

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    I got some questions on my last blog post, so I’ll do my best to answer them now: Q. How hard is it to get a job at Microsoft? Well, that’s a tough question to answer. There are hundreds of variables there. If you know someone and they submit...
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    Introductions

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    I'm Adam Ulrich, and I'm the test manager for a version 1 tool in the developer tools division of Microsoft. I won't be able to say a lot about this product until it is publicly announced, but I hope to share with you a lot about process, tools, and why...
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    Why QA? Why Microsoft?

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    I came to Microsoft 8 years ago, happy but a little frightened about a salaried job, happy not to be travleing, and most of all, amazed that I got paid to beat on new technology and make it break, but my goal was to eventually be a developer here. I always...
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    Added a couple blog links

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    I put a couple of links on my main blog page, will add more as I run across stuff that I enjoy. If you haven't yet, You should read Soma's blog. Soma is my manager's manager. Michael, aka the Braidy Tester , has a great blog. Michael is the technical...
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    Questions, Questions, Questions

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    I got several email responses about how hiring works at Microsoft, and what I look for in hiring. I will respond to the questions, in my next post, but in the meantime, you can read a couple blog entries by Michael. Screen Door Hallmarks of Great...
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    Disclaimer

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    These postings are provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights. The content of this site consists of personal opinions and do not officially represent Microsoft's view in any way. In addition, my thoughts and opinions can change, and as...
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