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Microsoft in Second Life

Microsoft in Second Life

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I've be a fan of Second Life for a while now (message me to exchange avatar IDs) and even have a relative who has worked in the SL world professionally, so it's great to see parts of Microsoft responding to the opportunity it presents. 

There was recently a launch party in Second Life to unveil a second Microsoft island (and even a blimp!) dedicated to providing information, events, and of course interesting things such as puzzles to play with.  You can visit http://visualstudioisland.com to sign up for Second Life or, if you already have SL, visit the island directly via secondlife://Microsoft/151/219/22.

Here's the island overview video (via http://micromiel.com/2007/05/09/visual-studio-in-second-life/):
 


Microsoft is also participating in a Second Life job fair running through tomorrow (5/17).  From Microsoft's JobsBlog:

"We're participating in a worldwide virtual career fair in Second Life from May 15th through 17th.  Second Life is a very cool, wildly popular virtual world, and we'll be meeting and interviewing candidates during the job fair on "TMP Island", so named because of the career fair hosts, TMP Worldwide."

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 -Chris

  • Hey Chris - since you're familiar with Second Life, did you get a chance to check out the job fair?  What did you think?

  • Glad you enjoyed the island, hope you got started with the challenge....looking forward to seeing you in the blimp soon.

  • Why should we keep all the fun for ourselves here in New England? Michael de la Maza is taking his successful

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