Today is the anniversary of when I started my career at Microsoft - 15 years!
As I said last year, I've been really lucky, as I have done lots of different things, been exposed to different parts of the business, and seen it from different parts of the world. I have been very fortunate to work with some amazing people within Microsoft, as well as some outstanding organisations & people outside of Microsoft.
For more details, you can look here, as well as read some of the stuff I've said in the press.
During the week I got an email from the President of Microsoft International - Jean-Philippe Courtois
- 15 years at Microsoft -
This is a special month - you have been with Microsoft for 15 Years! I wanted to take this opportunity to express my personal gratitude for your contribution and your continued commitment.
As an important member of the Microsoft team you have helped the company grow and deliver innovative products from Windows 95 to the Xbox 360. You have been, and continue to be, an integral part of our success.
Looking back since 1991 we've significantly expanded our portfolio of products and have grown to be a company with more than 60.000 employees. Today, I see so much future potential for the company. Every day, I'm continually impressed by the great work and progress we're making.
I want to thank you for your hard work and innovation, for your willingness to take on big challenges, and for your commitment to driving real value for our customers.
Microsoft is a great company because of you, and Im proud to be part of it with you. I sincerely hope you will celebrate this special occasion with your team.
Jean-Philippe CourtoisPresident, Microsoft International Senior Vice President, Microsoft Corporation
"YOU WIN IN LIFE WITH PEOPLE"
I also got nice little award.
So where to now for me?
I'm looking after all the technical folks within the team and the team is growing. The challenges are growing too, as Microsoft faces a series of strong challenges.
The future looks bright. I'm really bullish on Windows Vista I took home a recent build and I am amazed watching my kids playing with it. They tell me that they love it. My eldest has been a Firefox fan, but he's loving the combo of Vista and IE7. He wants to upgrade all the PCs in the house. My kids are a good barometer. I have a feeling that the folks who go along to Innovation 2006 will be impressed.
So 15 years down. Lot's more ahead
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As I do each month , let's look back on BlogBeat for my top 20 posts for the month of October . October
Hugh MacLeod's recent Microsoft Poster is quite timely considering all the stuff coming out over the
Here's something totally unexpected. I top the list of Links to MSDN Bloggers from Robert Scoble's Link