Getting Hired At Microsoft

Have you ever wanted to talk with those that have been hired at a great company and learn about their experience? What training did they receive? How about real world experience they have gained while supporting a diverse customer base and being challenged each and every day? If that is you then plan on attending this webinar. This…

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Me and My Surface RT

What do you get when you combine a legendary company meeting with an edict from Steve Ballmer? Why you get a Surface RT of course (you were thinking of something else, weren’t you? Admit it!). Seriously though, there’s no denying the fact that 2012 is a huge year for Microsoft. One only has to look at all…

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Hurricane Sandy and My Windows Phone

I’ve lived through my fair share of hurricanes, snow storms and other natural disasters but after Sandy I could easily write a book that had an ending scene of epic proportions. Although Sandy was only a category 1 hurricane, you would’ve thought it was a category 5 as the wind that was generated and the…

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Build Conference 2012

In January Tim O’Brien, General Manager of Developer & Platform Evangelism outlined the path forward for Microsoft developers in his blog post titled: “Thinking About Developer Events.” Today he announced that BUILD 2012 will be held at Microsoft’s headquarters in Redmond, Washington from October 30th through November 2nd. If BUILD 2012 is anything like BUILD 2011,…

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A New Microsoft

To say the past few weeks were chock full of Microsoft announcements would be an understatement. First came the Surface, then Windows Phone 8 and recently the acquisition of Yammer. Add in the fact that there’s new entertainment experiences for XBOX along with Gizmodo proclaiming “Microsoft Is the Most Exciting Company in Tech, Hands Down”…

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What Makes a Great Leader?

I spend a LOT of time around technology and rightfully so as I do work for one of (if not the) largest companies in this category. However working for a technology company is not always about being involved in creating or using the latest and greatest product. There are quite a few intangibles that make…

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Marketing 101

Marketing is not easy. Companies spend billions of dollars a year trying to sell their products and while some are very successful, others fail miserably. Recently I attended a talk by Chief Marketing Officer, Chris Capossela and he addressed how his 7 Principles of Marketing will be affecting Microsoft’s marketing campaigns. While I’m not going…

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Best Workplace in the World

Allow me for a moment to digress from technical jargon and “how to tutorials” so that I can relay an award that was recently given to Microsoft. Fortune Magazine published their first annual list of the World’s Best Multinational Workplaces and Microsoft ranked number 1. Rankings were based on data from the Great Place to…

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The Art of Vision

All too often company events are filled with endless meetings, bad food and “death by PowerPoint.” So it was with great surprise that at my team’s recent offsite the meetings weren’t one long format but instead divided into multiple tracks, the food was outstanding and while there was some PowerPoint, it was far from the…

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