Monthly Archives: October 2008

OMG, PUPPY!!!11!!1!

The geek in question: Ann Beebe The job title: User Education Manager for Visual Studio So, "User Education Manager" — what does that mean exactly? I manage the documentation team that creates all the help and user documentation for the Visual Studio products. What are your passions outside of work — what do you do [...]

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Best MSFT benefit: “Getting to be who I am.”

The geek in question: Aradia Correnti The job title: Program Manager, Mobile Communications Business/Windows Devices Core What are you working on right now? I’m the program manager for the out-of-box experience, and the connectivity user experience. I also work on integrating Windows Mobile services into the platform. What’s your favorite Microsoft benefit? Getting to be [...]

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Omar Shahine on growing up with Microsoft

Geek in question: Omar Shahine Job title: Lead Program Manager in Hotmail, based in Microsoft’s Silicon Valley Campus (SVC) How is working for Microsoft in Silicon Valley different from working in Redmond? Working for Microsoft down here humbles you a bit. Being in the Valley gives you a different perception of Microsoft’s role in the [...]

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So That Others May Live

After a personal tragedy, Security Program Manager Brian Harden began to volunteer his time to King County’s Search and Rescue team. By Jake Siegel October 13, 2008 As a volunteer with King County Search and Rescue, Brian Harden is often at the mercy of the elements. But the cold, the rain, and the snow are [...]

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Tour the Tellme offices with Richard & Elaina Newman

The geeks in question: Elaina and Richard Newman, both of Tellme, A Microsoft Subsidiary So, what are your jobs? Elaina: User Experience Engineer. Richard: Software Development Engineer II. Elaina: …I have a II, too! I just didn’t say it. What does Tellme do? Elaina: When you call 411 from most phones nationwide, you’ll usually get [...]

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Danger, Danger! High Voltage!

I went on another field trip, this time to California, where I visited ‘Softies at three different Bay Area offices. First up: Palo Alto, where I visited the Danger — makers of my beloved Sidekick, and recent Microsoft acquisition. The geek in question: Carolyn Bierman The job title: Program Manager II, Entertainment & Devices Division. [...]

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