Monthly Archives: June 2011

Lynn Langit: Evangelist and Intrapreneur

The ‘Softie in Question: Lynn Langit Job title: Senior Developer Evangelist – US/West. As an evangelist, Lynn Langit’s job is to share her passion for technology with others. But it is not just a job for Lynn. At Microsoft, Lynn has molded her passion and lifestyle into a thriving career. From her early days as a […]

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Betsy Speare: Sponsoring sisterhood in software engineering

The ‘Softie in question: Betsy Speare Title: Principal Program Manager Lead in Server & Tools In today’s corporate world, it is unusual to spend 15 years at one company. It’s even less common in our fast-paced technology industry. Betsy Speare, however, has been cultivating a rewarding career at Microsoft since 1996. During those years, she […]

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Searching for a job while happily employed

Dear JobsBlog: I’m pretty happily with my current job, but I’m ready to take the next step in my career. How do I negotiate a job search while I am still employed? I am nervous about my current employer finding out that I am interested in looking at other companies.  Is there a way for […]

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A day in the life of Kinect for Windows

There’s no disputing that Microsoft is a big company. But along with that big company status comes an incredible dedication and investment in research and development, which in turn leads to innovative technology breakthroughs. Case in point: Kinect for Xbox 360. The fastest selling consumer electronic device ever.  But what’s next for Kinect? And who at […]

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Microsoft mentors inspire future coders with retro gaming

The ‘Softie in Question: Sue Loh Job title: Sr. Software Development Engineer, Windows Phone Client Remember Hunt the Wumpus? If you played computer games in the 70s or 80s, you likely recall huddling with friends around your family’s computer and evading bats and bottomless pits in search of the sinister Wumpus. For those who think […]

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Are you ready to rock er…or code?

It feels good to stray from the norm and ask different questions! This week we wanted to know what music you rock out to while working. We got some incredibibly enthusiastic and fun answers from all of you. And, as there are hundreds of different styles of music, there were almost as many different categories […]

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