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What would you like to do in Microsoft?

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  • rjdohnert

    If I could work with the UNIX labs or the Windows team I would be happy forever.  where would you guys like to work in Microsoft and why?  What changes would you make?

  • blowdart

    At the minute? Beat up the Cardspace (and by proxy ADFS) team until they document Big Smile

  • Dodo

    I'd like to work on something which exposes ALL settings for Windows in some kind of accessible and neat UI. Smiley
    I really like settings, so I'd stand up for incorporating even more of them. Smiley

  • ManipUni

    Clean the toilets!

  • Dodo

    ManipUni wrote:
    

    Clean the toilets!

    What the heck!?

  • bitdisaster

    Microsoft Research would be nice. Working on things like Singularity, Surface, PhotoSynth,....

  • webmonkey

    I Would love to work on Media Center, Windows Live stuff - maps & messenger would be nice, or channel9 of course Tongue Out

  • longzheng

    The person who archives all the assets created by Microsoft Design.

  • Sven Groot

    section31 wrote:
    Microsoft Research would be nice. Working on things like Singularity, Surface, PhotoSynth,....

    Agreed, that's definitely where I'd want to work too if I ever end up at MS.

  • Charles

    Sven Groot wrote:
    
    section31 wrote:
    Microsoft Research would be nice. Working on things like Singularity, Surface, PhotoSynth,....

    Agreed, that's definitely where I'd want to work too if I ever end up at MS.


    I'd really encourage you to apply for an internship at MSR before you complete your PhD. Summer internships are a great way to get in the door and work on incredibly interesting projects going on in MSR (not to mention learning from and working with some of the best minds in computer science...).

    C

  • Sven Groot

    Charles wrote:
    
    Sven Groot wrote:
    
    section31 wrote:
    Microsoft Research would be nice. Working on things like Singularity, Surface, PhotoSynth,....

    Agreed, that's definitely where I'd want to work too if I ever end up at MS.


    I'd really encourage you to apply for an internship at MSR before you complete your PhD. Summer internships are a great way to get in the door and work on incredibly interesting projects going on in MSR (not to mention learning from and working with some of the best minds in computer science...).

    Although that sounds like a very interesting idea, it's rather unlikely to be possible considering the terms of my scholarship.

  • figuerres

    Hmmm.... this is a big one...

    in a way I'd like to work in many parts of MSFT

    a lot of my skills over time have been in SQL server so that's one

    but also .net and many other things.

    some of the time I wish I could just be the 800 pound gorrilla bashing some stuff around to get things moving...

    but most of the time I'd rather be hip-deep in solving a problem.

    in some ways I'd take balmers "developers, developers...."
    and turn it into "Get focused...."  so many things MSFT is working on that seem at times so spread around...

  • cornelius

    be a server monkey Smiley oh wait im one already Expressionless

    balancing loads for high traffic sites is my passion

  • staceyw

     I would like to work with Joe Duffy, Don Box, and Doug Purdy in general (and Anders of course), and Cultler.  Heck, I could just go on and on.  btw, Don and Doug are working on some new language thing :
    http://www.douglasp.com/blog/2007/11/15/MyTeamIsHiring.aspx

    When are they going to anounce the project? 

  • Tom Servo

    Take a hammer to the RAID arrays and backup tapes that host the Windows source code. Maybe they'll start over that time.

  • JChung2006

    Improve developer documentation.

  • staceyw

    JChung2006 wrote:
    Improve developer documentation.


    That would be a challenge. The bar is pretty high you have to admit.

  • MasterPi

    Work in Marketing...


    so that we wont have another "Office is for Dinosaurs" campaign or a "Wow starts now" campaign.

    Tongue Out

    Charles wrote:
    I'd really encourage you to apply for an internship at MSR before you complete your PhD. Summer internships are a great way to get in the door and work on incredibly interesting projects going on in MSR (not to mention learning from and working with some of the best minds in computer science...).
    C


    Hey Charles, I turned 18 last Friday. Does that make me eligible for an internship at MS? Big Smile

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