See you in Building 109, Conference Room A

We saw some time ago that if somebody invites you to a meeting in Building 7, they are inviting you off campus to take a break from work.

If somebody invites you to a meeting in Building 109, Conference Room A, they are inviting you to join them at the Azteca Mexican restaurant next door.

Update: One of the members of the "Building 109 Conference Room A" mailing list informed me that Building 109 Conference Room A is specifically the bar at the Azteca restaurant.

Update 2: Building 109 Conference Room A has its own mailing list!

Comments (7)
  1. Hugo says:

    Round here, if a patient has moved to ward F12, it's a euphemism for 'they're dead' There is no ward F12.

  2. Anonymous Coward says:

    So I don't have to buy a plane ticket to Japan after all. Good to know.

  3. building gone says:

    What happened to the studio buildings?

  4. Sriram Krishnan (ex-MSFT) says:

    I worked in 109 for the last three years and never knew about this! I remember Azteca having some other nicknames though. You grow tired of the place if you do work in 109

  5. Jeremy says:

    @Hugo: wow, Microsoft is a tough place to work!

  6. Worf says:

    I think the studio buildings got renamed to something else sometime in 2009. I remember going to studio E in 2008, then in 2009 realize it wasn't called studio E anymore.

    The studio building is where Microsoft's Entertainment and Devices division occupied. Studio E was where the Windows Embedded (WEB) team was until they got kicked out late 2010 by the Windows Phone 7 team.

    One of the other studios has a cool hanging display, and one houses the Xbox team (until they moved). Well something Xbox related – either general Xbox, Microsoft (Game) Studios, or 343 Industries.

    They are also the most annoying buildings for visitor parking (if you can find any – the lot is packed and if you're late, it's the multistorey carpark for you). If you do get a spot in the building, have fun as you gotta walk out through the entrance and in via the front door – the carpark entrance is inside the secure area.

    Nice building though. But a bit of a maze since the concept of long hallways was foreign to the architect and it was easy to get lost, double-back, or go in circles. I'm sure one of the Halo maps was used as inspiration.

  7. parkrrrr says:

    [limited parking, parking garage entrance into secure area, short confusing hallways]

    So, just like Building 10, then.

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