It has, today, been 11 years that I’ve spent at Microsoft. One third of my life (to be exact). (1 year on contract)
Let’s see, we launched MS-DOS6, Windows for Workgroups 3.1 (Windows for Warehouses), Windows for Workgroups 3.11 (Snowball), Windows NT 3.1, 3.5, 3.51, Windows 95 (Chicago), NT 4.0 (Daytona), Windows 98, Windows 98SE, Windows Me ,Windows 2000, Windows XP, and now Windows Server 2003.
Never saw Cairo and OFS (actually, I did, but not for long).
Office 4 – Office 11. SQL Server 4.1 – SQL 2000. OS/2 and Lan Manager. FAT, FAT32, HPFS, NTFS.
MSN “thick client“ dial-up (Blackbird), Hotmail, MSN Messenger, MSN Explorer
SGML, HTML, CGI, ISAPI, DHTML, ActiveX, ASP, XML, SOAP, ASP.NET, WSE, XAML.
Now, we have XBOX, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows Server 2003, Visual Studio.NET (and the .NET FW), BizTalk Server 2004. (THESE ROCK!!!)
Soon, Whidbey, Yukon, Longhorn Client and Server!!! ( Happy Dance!!!) XAML, Avalon, Indigo, WinFS. (WOOOHOOOOO!!!!)
Truly, the best is yet to come. I still feel like a kid in a candy store. How could a guy get sick of this???