Yearly Archives: 2009

Coming up for Microspotting

So, normally I keep Microspotting focused on my coworkers — the bad-asses who keep the wheels turning at Microsoft. But there are some changes on the way at Microspotting, and some of them have to do with me, so I guess I should step from behind the curtain a bit here. First off, next month [...]

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Motorcycling racing and Microsoft

The geek in question: Nico Tomacelli The job title: SDET, Media Center Connections team. Tell me about what you’re working on now. Right now my team is working on delivering Internet content through Windows Media Center on Windows 7. I can’t go into much detail — but trust me, it’s exciting stuff. There will be [...]

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Working from home & commuting via float plane

The geek in question: Sean Daniel The job title: Senior Program Manager, Home and Small Business Server How did you get here? I was asked to join the company while I was locked out of my town home in frosty Ontario Canada. Ok, the longer version is that a few friends and I decided to [...]

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Behind the scenes with the woman who’ll be staffing the Microsoft Store in Scottsdale, AZ

Last week the blogosphere was abuzz with the fact that Microsoft is now hiring folks to work at its two new stores — this week I had the chance to chat with one of the ‘Softies responsible for making those hires. The geek in question: Cheryl Hibbard The job title: Store Manager of the Microsoft [...]

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Find the Microspotting peeps on the new Microsoft Global Careers Site

I mentioned a while back that a HUGE chunk of my time over the last year has gone into the new Microsoft Global Careers Site, which launched earlier this week at microsoft.com/careers. I coordinated profiles and photos for the site, assuming this would mean coordinating other people’s photos … but when the creative agency started [...]

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A Test Lead/Young Adult fiction author explains how Microsoft is like a teen novel

The geek in question: Dona Sarkar The job title: Test Lead in Windows Experience (WEX) With Windows 7 on the horizon, it must be super crazy, exciting time for your team right now. It is so exciting. In all my years in industry I’ve never felt this kind of excitement or pride in my work [...]

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