According to press reports today, Microsoft is expanding into office space in Seattle. In the past, Seattle city office space was limited to the space previously inhabited by companies we acquired (like Visio). Appears that there's room for several hundred employees though it's not clear who those people may be. I will say that if we had office space that I could use in Seattle when I moved here, my life would be very different today. I would have stayed in the city, wouldn't have gotten the house and the dog (oh no! we don't want to think about that!) and would have been happy without all the handy-person skills I have developed over the years.
Also, it appears that we have announced the purchase of 14 commuter buses with wi-fi to deliver people around the Puget Sound area (that's what they call Seattle and the surrounding 'burbs here). Ooh, pretty. I'll still be working from home but I imagine this will make some others much happier!