Yearly Archives: 2007

MSFT Manager announces ?transition

From Valleywag: Michael Wallent, a general manager at Microsoft, will return to work in January as Megan Wallent. While this news is interesting in a "huh, that doesn’t happen every day" sort of way, the blog post touches on broader issues about gender and Microsoft: This is a company that as of late last year [...]

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Justin Wilcox Thrills The World

A Microsoft tester spills his guts about testing tools for devs, chugging the kool-aid, and dancing zombies The geek in question Justin Wilcox The job title Test Lead, MSMQ MSMQ, huh? Nice Microsoft acronym. Break it down for me. MSMQ stands for Microsoft Message Queuing, which ships as part of Windows. We’re a messaging platform [...]

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When Worlds Collide: Research and Engineering

Microsoft Live Labs is a catalyst for the convergence of two critical facets of technology development. The aim is to inspire new thinking and new approaches to product innovation. By Julie Evans Microsoft Live Labs is going to a place where few have gone before: the intersection of basic research and pure engineering. Its mission: [...]

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So, how much do YOU ride every day?

I love Lucidio Mayer Kuhn Filho’s post about his daily bike commute. Lucidio is a Dev on the Microsoft Dynamics team, and judging by this picture, he is also one tough mofo who pedals 22 miles a day round trip. My favorite part of his little FAQ is this section: Don’t you get all sweaty? [...]

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Neil’s pink office prank

This is what happens to your office when you go on vacation.

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Mini-Microsoft as a recruiter

So there’s this anonymous Microsoft blogger who goes by the name of Mini-Microsoft. He’s been around for ages, grumping about Microsoft and offering his cranky advice about how the company could be improved. Mini’s gained a lot of credibility as an MSFT watchdog, and was recently featured in Business Week. I love Mini (every enormous [...]

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