Monthly Archives: May 2008

Can these two women change the face of clip art?

The geeks in question: Beatrice Billard & Natalie K. Parks The job titles: Site Manager and Content Project Manager for Clip Art & Media Site (CAM), on Office Online What kind of stuff are you two working on? Beatrice: My job focuses on working with our engineering and business development teams to plan and implement [...]

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TV Guru Brings Cutting-Edge Video Programming to MS

Lloyd Scott, veteran of network TV programming, brings his video and TV savvy to Microsoft. He’s the newest addition to the Media & Entertainment Group. By Steve Birge May 30, 2008 Quick quiz: Who has the largest library of on-demand high definition (HD) programming available online? (It’s not the networks, not Hollywood studios, and not [...]

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From South Park to South Lake Union

The geek in question: Amir Bahadori The job title: UX Designer II What are you working on right now? My team works with Fortune 500 companies to create entertainment experiences that we promote on the MSN homepage. We just did a website for LeBron James from the Cleveland Cavaliers — it was this 3D book [...]

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Jeff Sandquist on the difference between evangelists and apologists

The geek in question: Jeff Sandquist The job title: Senior Director, Platform Evangelism How long have you been with the company? I think it’s been about 12 years. I get a plaque every once and a while to remind me. I started as a contractor answering phones for Product Support Services. So, if you’ve been [...]

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Not all ‘Softies believe in business casual

The geek in question: Jonathan Biderman The job title: Program Manager, Infopath My, you’re looking snappy today. What’s up? Do you have a job interview or something? Thanks! But why does anyone need a reason to dress up, down or sideways? Since Microsoft doesn’t have a dress code I could just as readily choose to [...]

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Compelling Blog Finds Microsoft’s Quirkiest People

Microspotting and its creator, Ariel Meadow Stallings, rely on social media marketing to attract job candidates who would probably never consider working for Microsoft. By Fred Albert If an outgoing woman with a wide smile and braids the color of peppermint sticks sidles up to you in a Redmond cafeteria and starts asking about your [...]

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