November, 2005

  • Ivan Joseph's WebLog

    Who is your most knowledgeable contact:-)

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    Encarta of course. 1. Open MSN Messenger and sign in. 2. Add Encarta as a contact: encarta@conversagent.com 3. Double click Encarta from your Contact List. 4. Ask a question! Thanks Ivo!!
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    Worldwide Enterprise Services - Microsoft's UN

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    So many nationalities here - the diversity is stunning. The numbers below are just for Hardeep's team courtesy of Todd Latham our 'world citizen':-) Nationality Total USA 29 India 7 ...
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    Mobile Phones - the most successful consumer product in history

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    In terms of sheer numbers and adoption rate that certainly seems to be the case. The latest figures are startling. Gartner reports that about 800 million phones will ship in 2005! http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/4459278.stm Let's think of other...
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    Chatting with some Tepper (CMU) MBA's

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    Pradeep U.N. of ping pong and SBSA notoreity arranged for me to chat with 5 Tepper students, all of whom have been selected for second round interviews here. Enjoyed chatting with them - they had a bunch of questions about interviewing, working here...
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    Windows Embedded Student ChallengE Announced

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    Just super thrilled to learn of the announcement of year 3 of the Windows Embedded Student ChallengE. ( www.windowschallenge.com ) This is a competition that I started 2 years ago and saw it grow to an internationally successful event. We touched the...
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    East side versus West side - the economic argument:-)

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    This is something that comes up so often in our discussions so is worthy of a post IMO. People live on either side of the bridge - Redmond is on the East, Seattle is on the west. Let's apply simple economic thinking (economics is after all the study...
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    Questions from an MIT/Sloan MBA

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    I got the following questions from a friend of a friend who is interviewing with Microsoft. Thought I'd post it here as well so others can read. Please note that these are just my views. From an insider’s perspective, to what extent are the skill...
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    Working in Microsoft

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    There must be a million blogs out there about this so what difference is one more going to make? Not much I guess but one of my colleagues here - Pradeep U.N. - yeah same guy who rigged the Ping Pong schedule:-) is blogging on working in the Enterprise...
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    Bldg 121 Cafe- - what a gem

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    Didn't realize that I would get as an 'unintended consequence' of this new job, proximity to Bldg 121 cafe. The menu is truly international - for someone who loves Indian / South Asian food this is the campus destination. On my first day I had chicken...
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    Ping Pong and some other thoughts

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    We had a Ping Pong tornament last week on the 3rd floor. Turned out to be a lot of fun. I won one of the brackets - My first round was with Hardeep and 'ping pong diplomacy' it wasn't (something that Pradeep contrived in the draw - will I ever forgive...
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