If you follow Microsoft culture then you've undoubtedly heard about the distribution of M&Ms on employee anniversaries. Specifically, it is tradition to put one pound of M&Ms for each year you've worked at Microsoft in a bowl outside your office. Today there is a bowl with seven pounds of M&Ms outside my door. If you're in the Redmond area, I encourage you to stop by my office and have some. If you're off campus, drop me a note via the contact and I'll let the building receptionist know to expect you.

Year 1 (June 1999 - June 2000): worked on Office deployment team (to ship Office XP)

Year 2 (June 2000 - June 2001): worked on Office deployment team (shipped Office XP)

Year 3 (June 2001 - June 2002): worked on Office deployment team (to ship Office 2003)

Year 4 (June 2002 - June 2003): worked on Office deployment team (to ship Office 2003)

Year 5 (June 2003 - June 2004): transitioned to System Definition Model team (shipped in VSTA)

Year 6 (June 2004 - June 2005): transitioned to Windows deployment team (to ship Vista)

Year 7 (June 2005 - June 2006): worked on Windows deployment team (to ship Vista)

Year 1 - Year 7: worked on Windows Installer XML toolset