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  • Blog Post: Microsoft main campus in snow 2008

    This slideshow shows what Microsoft main campus looked like on December 23, 2008, under a blanket of white after a big snow storm. (At least, it's big by Seattle standards.) Add your own pictures to this feed by emailing them here , to my Microsoft Snow 2008 channel on Share on Ovi. Check out the...
  • Blog Post: Funny TechSpeak Video: Rockwell’s Retro Encabulator

    This video reminds me of my first couple of weeks at Microsoft, where people seemed to be speaking a different language made up exclusively of acronyms, code-names and whacky milestones. Drinking from the firehose.
  • Blog Post: Message to Yahoo: How to Negotiate with Microsoft

    Message to Yahoo: How to Negotiate with Microsoft , the movie.
  • Blog Post: Yuk yuk, Life at Microsoft

    Life at Microsoft: the Movie . It’s pretty funny. It’s pretty real. Doesn’t every group have a ton of those Nerf guns?
  • Blog Post: Developer Heroes comic strip

    Team mate Jason Sacks is doing that comic book thing again . He’s working on a joint Microsoft/ Seagate project to venerate developers and IT professionals in a “Heros Happen Here” comic strip that’s being published daily. This is part of the community-driven HEROES happen {here} marketing campaign that...
  • Blog Post: Sloshing through slush

    Sloshing through the slush between buildings today got me thinking about the snowstorm that covered main campus this very same week last year. Remember the parking lot gridlock at 3:00 PM when the BMWs couldn't make it up the exit ramps? Remember all the snowmen? Remember those crazy guys playing soccer...
  • Blog Post: Melinda Gates goes public

    ... about living with Bill, working with Warren Buffett, and giving away their billions in this in-depth article in the January 7 Forbes . It’s billed as her “first-ever” profile and gives a bit of insight into the very private woman that most at Microsoft look up to, and a lot of insight into what she...
  • Blog Post: Bill Gates Last Day Video

    Goofball. http://windowsvistablog.com/blogs/windowsexperience/archive/2008/01/07/bill-gates-last-day-video.aspx
  • Blog Post: Bill and Hillary Clinton at Microsoft - what an inspiration

    Bill Clinton is an inspiring speaker that makes you feel good about America and the world as he talks of the power each and every person has to make a difference . His passion for giving and civic duty is infectious and the crowd at the Microsoft Conference Center this morning was alternately awed and...
  • Blog Post: I want to be a pirate...

    I want to be Jack Sparrow. Being Jack means you can be as outrageous as you like, the rules are all off. I spent one day as Captain Jack when Developer Division had a pirate theme for Halloween, and it was a blast. Can't wait for my next chance to pull out my costume and dreads and do it again. Arrrrrg...
  • Blog Post: It’s like 2000 again with the stock price at $35

    Folks were smiling in Redmond today with Microsoft shares up nearly 12 percent, to $35.76 a share. We all feel a little fatter, especially Bill Gates, who grew $2.67 billion richer today after Microsoft trounced analysts' estimates for sales and profit, propelling the shares to their highest level in...
  • Blog Post: My PUM Lori Pearce talks about the Windows SDK on Channel 9

    Lori Pearce, my own Product Unit Manager, was just interviewed on Channel 9 in a video I find both informative and inspiring. How does the Windows SDK Team build a product that supports development using both the Win32 and .NET Framework programming models? Hear it from the source. Lori came to Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: FxCop Honored with Chairman's Award for Engineering Excellence

    Microsoft’s prestigious Engineering Excellence Chairman's Award was awarded to Mike Fanning, Krzysztof Cwalina , and Brad Abrams for the design of FxCop , which ships as a standalone tool and in Visual Studio 2005 and later. Pretty exciting stuff for a project that started as a "hobby project" in their...
  • Blog Post: So how much can you learn in 99 seconds?

    Well, a lot it seems. Yesterday was PM Day at Microsoft, the yearly event where hundreds of program managers converge to learn tricks and tips from the best. My favorite was Charlie Peterson’s 99-Second Program Management Talks, in which we heard 25 speakers each take 99 seconds to speak on the program...
  • Blog Post: Japanese Windows Software Development Kit (SDK) for Vista

    We’ve just released Japanese Windows Software Development Kit (SDK) for Vista , the first localized Windows SDK! It was a very different experience for our team with all new challenges and the opportunity to work with some great folks on the Localization Team like Sandra Aldana, International Program...
  • Blog Post: Slideshow: Microsoft campus in the snow

    This slideshow shows what Microsoft main campus looked like at noon today under a blanket of white after yesterday’s snow storm. There was plenty of parking today, after the entire campus turned into a gridlocked parking lot yesterday evening when employees all tried to leave at once to beat the storm...
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