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    markpr

    Check out this site written by developers for developers:
    http://www.exchangeyourcareer.com

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    W3bbo

    markpr wrote:
    Check out this site written by developers for developers:
    http://www.exchangeyourcareer.com


    Before I realised this was a Microsoft website, I flagged this post as spam.

    Mark, we've never seen you around here before, so it helps to have a little introduction about who you are and why you're posting this link (which isn't even a link, it's just some text). Otherwise people will assume you're a spammer (as I did).

    EDIT: And now for my critique of the site.

    Why did Microsoft hire (what looks like) The Gorillaz design team to come up with a campaign to get new hires for the Exchange team? No matter how you dress it up, sitting at a desk writing backend software that no-one really sees can never be "hip".

    Just a simple webpage saying "We need more meat for the ginder. Submit your resumé to this email address" would suffice, and would get the point accross without a 5-digit website design contract and Flash-based page maze. It took me a few minutes to figure out what was going on.

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    Cybermagell​an

    FFS

    Really? You really think coming here, posting a link and spaming this forum with a recruitment link is very appropriate?

    Agree about the Gorillaz marketing team...

    The freakin site is in Flash (Way to fail to adopt Silverlight) AND you make the screen on the laptop an ugly DOS blue and white?

    Your contact us button is an email link... Why not just say "Email Us"

    Microsoft "Believe it or not"....no we do...trust us, we do.

    lame.

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    W3bbo

    Cybermagellan wrote:
    FFS

    Really? You really think coming here, posting a link and spaming this forum with a recruitment link is very appropriate?

    Agree about the Gorillaz marketing team...

    The freakin site is in Flash (Way to fail to adopt Silverlight) AND you make the screen on the laptop an ugly DOS blue and white?

    Your contact us button is an email link... Why not just say "Email Us"

    Microsoft "Believe it or not"....no we do...trust us, we do.

    lame.

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    Lloyd_Humph

    Hmm, me no likey.

    Talk about the sh!t these people can churn out. Then again, they do make some cool stuff too...

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    MasterPi

    W3bbo wrote:
    It took me a few minutes to figure out what was going on.


    It took me a few minutes, and then a question to W3bbo (Tongue Out) to figure out what exactly it was for.

    I just couldn't take it seriously to believe it was for THE Exchange team...

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    W3bbo

    Chinmay007 wrote:
    Cool, I app'ed. When can I expect to be hired? I demand a full corner office and a six figure salary.


    FNGs at Microsoft get a corridor office with no windows or natural light. And according to the Internets, you'll be on ~$60,000

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    AndyC

    W3bbo wrote:
    
    Why did Microsoft hire (what looks like) The Gorillaz design team to come up with a campaign to get new hires for the Exchange team? No matter how you dress it up, sitting at a desk writing backend software that no-one really sees can never be "hip".


    Or maybe your just not cool enough for the Exchange team. Tongue Out

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    Bas

    Cybermagellan wrote:
    
    The freakin site is in Flash (Way to fail to adopt Silverlight)


    You realise that Silverlight is in beta, right?

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    PaoloM

    W3bbo wrote:
    
    Chinmay007 wrote:
    Cool, I app'ed. When can I expect to be hired? I demand a full corner office and a six figure salary.


    FNGs at Microsoft get a corridor office with no windows or natural light. And according to the Internets, you'll be on ~$60,000

    I'd just wish reporters would tell the truth, just as a refreshing change of pace, ya know...

    (the above statement means that the content of the linked article is false)

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    Cybermagell​an

    Bas wrote:
    
    Cybermagellan wrote:
    
    The freakin site is in Flash (Way to fail to adopt Silverlight)


    You realise that Silverlight is in beta, right?


    Yeah I thought the whole by developers for developers might lend to some creditability with the use of Silverlight though...

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    Ion Todirel

    markpr wrote:
    Check out this site written by developers for developers:
    http://www.exchangeyourcareer.com
    wow, can't belive thats a microsoft site, dude!

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    littleguru

    The website is not looking that bad. I find it highly interesting and browsed through quite the whole. Very different and very nice to browse through.

    I hope the team gets some nice people to work with them Smiley

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    PaoloM

    Cybermagellan wrote:
    
    Bas wrote:
    
    Cybermagellan wrote:
    
    The freakin site is in Flash (Way to fail to adopt Silverlight)


    You realise that Silverlight is in beta, right?


    Yeah I thought the whole by developers for developers might lend to some creditability with the use of Silverlight though...

    Shouldn't this be written in something else than HTML then? Smiley

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    raymond

    dry rain Wink

    Cool

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    Sourcecode

    littleguru wrote:
    The website is not looking that bad. I find it highly interesting and browsed through quite the whole. Very different and very nice to browse through.

    I hope the team gets some nice people to work with them


    I agree 150%. I see nothing wrong with that site at all. It was fun, informative, different.. what the hell people…

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    Sourcecode

    W3bbo wrote:
    
    markpr wrote:
    Check out this site written by developers for developers:
    http://www.exchangeyourcareer.com


    Before I realised this was a Microsoft website, I flagged this post as spam.

    Mark, we've never seen you around here before, so it helps to have a little introduction about who you are and why you're posting this link (which isn't even a link, it's just some text). Otherwise people will assume you're a spammer (as I did).


    Flagging as spam without even taking the time to have a look at it?

    *GASP*

    Feeling spam happy? Smiley

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    j0217995

    Sourcecode wrote:
    
    littleguru wrote:
    The website is not looking that bad. I find it highly interesting and browsed through quite the whole. Very different and very nice to browse through.

    I hope the team gets some nice people to work with them


    I agree 150%. I see nothing wrong with that site at all. It was fun, informative, different.. what the hell people…

    I would agree with these people as well.  I acutally browsed through the whole site and enjoyed it.  Found it interesting and most sites dont do that.
    I liked how I could click on the computer and naviagate the different sections as well as naviagting within the page.

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