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Robert Scoble - Walk to Ballmer's office

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Jeff recorded Robert getting ready for the Steve Ballmer interview. Just something fun for your Friday afternoon. Dang, I have to clean up my office. You get to see the video equipment we use here on Channel 9, and I give you a tip or two plus you get to see the cafeteria where we eat lunch every day, among other things.

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    The Discussion

    • Nata1
      ROFL!  That was awesome, I have to say that Channel9 has become the most entertaining place I go to - that was hilarious -

      Scobles got a sweet office - my office is even messier than that! 
    • ilann
      nice tee shirt!!

      --Ilann
    • wacko
      you know I would suspected a much cleaner office then again he is a tech guy so messy office is no big supris LOL... Good Video
    • Chadk
      Awesome video. Lots of fun! Big Smile
    • Andre Da Costa
      Why do the videos turn upside down green?
    • TDude
      Really nice video Smiley
      Too bad for that Microsoft Hall of Fame not being updated though.
      Keep up the good work, I really enjoyed watching it!
    • Steve411
      You see building 17? (i think it was 17'ish). It was almost as big as an airport.

      Holy NT. hehe
      Steve.
    • JamesC
      Scoble Scoble Scoble Scoble!!  Man I wish I worked at MS!
    • scobleizer
      Yeah, that was 16/17 we walked through. It is a big building. My office is in 18.
    • scobleizer
      That reminds me, back in Jr. High I got a tour of Apple Computer (this was 1977) back when Apple only had a single building. Their entire building could have fit into 1/4 of this building.

      Amazing how far the industry has come in less than 30 years.
    • koorb
      Junk filled I would call it. Mess be the voice recognition guy.
    • NeoTOM
      Is something wrong with your office light? It seems kind of... dark.
    • DigitalDud
      scobleizer wrote:
      Yeah, that was 16/17 we walked through. It is a big building. My office is in 18.


      Yeah I work in 16 with the CMS team. Our GM worked really hard to get us in 16 instead of moving to 36 along with the other Office teams. Our building is a lot nicer with the atrium and without the 10 minute walk to the bathrooms that 36 has.
    • yodamon
      Great video.  I want to see more of this behind the action stuff.  I bet you have miles of digital scraps on the virtual cutting room floor.  I'll also bet that you could find enough goofy stuff to make a great out-take video.

      Sorry to hear that the product plaques are not updated any more.

      -yo
    • jeffsand
      yodamon wrote:
      Great video.  I want to see more of this behind the action stuff.  I bet you have miles of digital scraps on the virtual cutting room floor.  I'll also bet that you could find enough goofy stuff to make a great out-take video.


      We're working on doing more of this type of video. Tell us more about what you'd really like to see from behind the scenes and we can do more of it. This type of stuff is pretty easy to do as it can be impromptu and doesn't require scheduling someone to film it.

    • snorrk
      Informal, educational and interesting. I really liked it Smiley
    • Nata1
      Wow - holy cow can you do that with all your videos?

      When are you guys going to interview the MSN Search team? 

      I would give anything to see that kind of video for the MSN Search team - walking to Ken Moss's office, or Eric Selsberg's office!

      Can you do a video of you guys having lunch?  Is there a sushi bar like Tibco has!

      these videos are great because they counter the notions that Microsoft is evil and scary!  Show more videos of people having fun and screwing around without getting fired.

      That was probably one of my all time favorite Channel 9 videos Smiley
    • MasterPi
      Nata1 wrote:
      Wow - holy cow can you do that with all your videos?

      When are you guys going to interview the MSN Search team? 

      I would give anything to see that kind of video for the MSN Search team - walking to Ken Moss's office, or Eric Selsberg's office!

      Can you do a video of you guys having lunch?  Is there a sushi bar like Tibco has!

      these videos are great because they counter the notions that Microsoft is evil and scary!  Show more videos of people having fun and screwing around without getting fired.

      That was probably one of my all time favorite Channel 9 videos


      Yes, I agree. Having some goofy vids now and then (but not all the time b/c you have to be serious too) would be kind of fun.


      mVPstar
    • Chadk
      jeffsand wrote:
      yodamon wrote:Great video.  I want to see more of this behind the action stuff.  I bet you have miles of digital scraps on the virtual cutting room floor.  I'll also bet that you could find enough goofy stuff to make a great out-take video.


      We're working on doing more of this type of video. Tell us more about what you'd really like to see from behind the scenes and we can do more of it. This type of stuff is pretty easy to do as it can be impromptu and doesn't require scheduling someone to film it.



      The thing i liked was that we saw behind the scenes, of the guys who shows us behind the scenes. And that we see's he campus, and how a 'normal' day at microsoft is! Its awesome! Big Smile
    • MasterPi
      I'm still waiting for "A Day in the Life of Scoble" and that goes for the rest of the C9 team too. Smiley



      mVPstar
    • x64
      So was that (1?)8107 or 8102 that you wrote on your hand?
    • scobleizer
      Nope. Smiley
    • leighsword
      mVPstar wrote:
      I'm still waiting for "A Day in the Life of Scoble" and that goes for the rest of the C9 team too.



      mVPstar

      me too, Scoble is a public person, so he has no rights to keep his privacy.
    • MasterPi
      leighsword wrote:

      me too, Scoble is a public person, so he has no rights to keep his privacy.


      Unless there's something we don't know. :\


      Scoble's living a double life... Wink
      mVPstar
    • Nata1
      Holy Cow!!! Scoble, if I worked for MSN Search, would I be in the area?  I spend most of my time lately on Google Earth flying in on where I want to work - would I be in the area where we could do lunch?


      thanks to Channel9, Microsoft is no longer a place that is scary but the place I want to spend all my time Smiley

      Google Earth doesn't give us any info on the campus (nor does MSN Local, hopefully soon it will)

      Thanks to Channel9, and Scoble, I'm on a mission to work for Microsoft.  Watch-out Google (unless they embrace C# Tongue Out ROFL)
    • jeffsand
      Nata1 wrote:
      Wow - holy cow can you do that with all your videos?

      When are you guys going to interview the MSN Search team? 

      I would give anything to see that kind of video for the MSN Search team - walking to Ken Moss's office, or Eric Selsberg's office!

      Can you do a video of you guys having lunch?  Is there a sushi bar like Tibco has!

      these videos are great because they counter the notions that Microsoft is evil and scary!  Show more videos of people having fun and screwing around without getting fired.

      That was probably one of my all time favorite Channel 9 videos


      Thanks for all the positive feedback, and to think that we were on the fence as to whether to bother posting this video or not.

      As to doing more of this stuff, your wish is granted, I'll start carrying a camera with me more and we'll try and post a bit more of the impromptu stuff.

      We'll keep it balanced though.

      Glad you all liked it.  It was fun to get behind the camera again.

      -Jeff
    • flaphead
      Excellent? they You came to London and didn't come Visit!!
    • rseiler
      What is the blog that was referenced early on, the one being started by the guy who can't really talk about his product?
    • scobleizer
      That's Craig Jaris. We'll tell you more about his blog soon.
    • s_jetha
      Was that an Oakley watch, there, Rob? Me likey very much Big Smile
      And nice T-Shirt too. Very appropriate, I thought. And not in a bad way.
    • jorgen_veis​dal
      Actually one of the most entertaining clips channel9 has. What's so great about it? You get a kind of "fly on the wall" feeling, just learning and watching what Microsoft is all about. Just everyday, what it's like, walking through campus, what kind of people do you meet, what events and places there is to go to (ala starbucks). Great clip Scoble;)
    • MrKazoo
      Ha! That was fun...
      Gee Bob, you sure have come a long way since the Software Forum VBSig days in Palo Alto.

      Glad to see things are going well for you.

      Go VB!

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