Category Archives: Life @ Microsoft

Lack of career path at Google?

My colleague Dare Obasanjo has an interesting post on The GOOG -> MSFT Exodus that I think uncovers some interesting issues with Google’s system of tons of individual contributor developers and extremely flat organization hierarchies.  I’m not the biggest fan … Continue reading

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From Dare: Change the World or Go Home: Why I Love Working at Microsoft

Totally worth the read:  Change the World or Go Home: Why I Love Working at Microsoft

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Live Earth, i’m, Shop Green, and more – Microsoft has a social conscious

Every once in a while, someone from my political or charitable volunteer work will mention that I work for a Fortune 500 company (especially Microsoft which in the late 90’s was villified by some as an "Evil Empire" monopolist) and … Continue reading

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When will Windows Live Spaces be released?

There have been a ton of comments on The Space Craft asking when Windows Live Spaces will be released.  First, it’s worth mentioning the big new things coming in this release: Social Networking – The Spaces team is turning-on the … Continue reading

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It’s About Listening to Customers, Not Catching-Up to Competition

Mike, had a great post yesterday about "Playing to ‘not lose’."  One of the reasons that I chose to pursue a career in software engineering is because I really love working on new, innovative ideas in an ever evolving industry.    … Continue reading

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Come Work on Spaces

Tomorrow will be the start of my fourth week on the MSN Spaces / Windows Live Spaces team and I’m really enjoying the people and the work.  I’ve been working on getting to know our Friends / Social Networking experience by … Continue reading

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“Evil Empire” sponsors “Film your issue” contest

In some circles, Microsoft is called the "Evil Empire."  (Two of the top five hits on search.msn.com for Evil Empire reference Microsoft.)    I was really glad to hear that Microsoft (and specifically MSN Spaces) is sponsoring a Film Your … Continue reading

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