A new fabulous adventure

Tomorrow, the 30th of November, 2012, is the first day of my fifth decade here on Earth, and my last day at Microsoft. (*) I’ve been working at Microsoft full-time since 1996 and had two years of internships before that. Microsoft is an awesome company. We do great work here: work that changes the way…

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Fabulous Adventures in C# and VSTO

I am incredibly excited, but a little sad too. 1295 days ago I attended a rather hastily-called meeting in which the senior management of the Visual Studio team announced that the Microsoft Office Developer, VBA and Scripting teams would be reorganized into a new team dedicated to the proposition that professional developers who use Office…

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Can you fix my computer?

Joe Bork comments on things people ask when they find out you work for Microsoft.  Me, I get the same three over and over. 1)     Are you a millionaire?  (This one crops up less often since the dot com bust.) 2)     Do you know Bill Gates? 3)     Can you fix my computer? For the record,…

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Welcome to blogs.msdn.com.

I’m pleased to announce that the good people at MSDN and the good people at ASP.net have worked together to set up a special site for Microsoft bloggers like myself.  http://blogs.msdn.com is a new site hosted by http://weblogs.asp.net.  (Either prefix will work for this blog, so don’t feel like you’ve got to go changing your…

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Once More Into The Breach

This is the new home of Eric Lippert’s Fabulous Adventures In Coding. Eventually the content from http://blogs.gotdotnet.com/ericli will be moved over here

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The Most Boring Story Ever

The other day a reader suggested:        Make a blogentry about how you started at MS and so on!   You asked, but I’m warning you: it’s the most boring story ever.   I grew up in Waterloo , Ontario , which was a piece of luck as Waterloo has the best computer science…

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Fabulous Adventures!

Hi there. Welcome to my blog. This introduction was last updated in 2011. Who is this guy? I’m Eric Lippert, a developer in the Visual Studio team at Microsoft. I have been in the developer division full time since 1996 and was an intern for a couple of years before that. In my years at…

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