I was asked recently if I had any advice for people that might be considering the move to Seattle and possibly Microsoft. Given that Tuesday was the 4th day in the last week I've been trapped at the top of a road turned ice-skating rink it might be a bad time to ask. Anyway, here is a random collection of tips based on my experience moving to the Seattle area. There are some other recent transplants on my team that could probably offer their own advice.
Here are some other relevant posts about life at Microsoft.
5 tips for Being Successful At Microsoft.
6 Months at the Empire & the follow-up at a year.
Maybe some of the other bloggers I know can chime in with their 2 cents on life in Seattle and Microsoft.