Longhorn People & Groups

As told by Oliver Fisher, Lead Software Design Engineer

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    Maybe the ecomony actually is picking up...

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    Last week I had a cool Friday afternoon experience: I was cold called by a recruiter. In six years of working at Microsoft, this is the first time that’s happened to me! I’d heard rumours of this happening when I first started at Microsoft...
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    Monday Morning

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    We call our team “People & Groups”. Today, someone from another team sent me a log file for a People & Groups scenario called “png.xml“. I stared at the name for about 3 minutes trying to figure out why they'd sent me a...
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    Arnold Schwarzenegger

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    The other day we found out that Steve (one of our developers) has the same phone number as Arnold Schwarzenegger! Steve had a bizarre voice mail from someone looking for Arnie. We're not sure why Steve's greeting led them to believe that they should actually...
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    Delayed Flight

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    It's currently 8:30pm. My flight was supposed to take off at 6:05pm. It's now scheduled to take off at 9:30pm. I'm sitting in the Air Canada lounge in Toronto on my way to Seattle and I'm bored. They've got a free wireless network in here so I'm hooked...
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    Spam

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    Since the PDC I've been monitoring newsgroups. So, I diligently followed our internal guidelines for setting up and posting to newsgroups. That includes stuff like a legal disclaimer that I don't really know what I'm doing and that even if I did Microsoft...
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    CS0071

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    Events with the same name from different interfaces....
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    Contact Addresses

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    Use Contact.Locations instead of Person.PersonalAddresses....
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    Going Home

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    I'm sitting in an airport, but I'm not going where you'd expect.  Although I work in Redmond, I actually live 2000 miles away in Ottawa, Ontario. (Ottawa is the capital of Canada, if you haven't heard of it.)  Most of the time I work remotely...
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    Removed Entry

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    'Till Monday...
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    Am I Interesting?

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    Will anyone ever actually read this?...
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