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MS in France

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    pierrelecle​rcq

    So MS has a shiny brand new campus in France! But still no dev teams... Sad Would anyone have any idea wether they plan to open R&D facilities in France?

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    Ion Todirel

    Really? What is it used for?

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    pierrelecle​rcq

    Ion Todirel said:

    Really? What is it used for?

    They have sales, support and consulting teams but no dev!

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    ZippyV

    pierreleclercq said:
    Ion Todirel said:
    *snip*

    They have sales, support and consulting teams but no dev!

    Development happens in Redmond and India.

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    TommyCarlier

    Same in Belgium: they have sales and consulting teams, and evangelists that organize MSDN sessions and other events, but no active developers. I think it makes sense. Why would they need developers spread all over the world? What would be the advantages?

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    fatfrank

    ZippyV said:
    pierreleclercq said:
    *snip*

    Development happens in Redmond and India.

    Also in Dublin (localisation) and Copenhagen (Dynamics).

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    rhm

    TommyCarlier said:

    Same in Belgium: they have sales and consulting teams, and evangelists that organize MSDN sessions and other events, but no active developers. I think it makes sense. Why would they need developers spread all over the world? What would be the advantages?

    Because you can only hire so many good developers in each country. At some point you're just filling seats.

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    blowdart

    ZippyV said:
    pierreleclercq said:
    *snip*

    Development happens in Redmond and India.

    And China. And a little in Ireland.

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    blowdart

    TommyCarlier said:

    Same in Belgium: they have sales and consulting teams, and evangelists that organize MSDN sessions and other events, but no active developers. I think it makes sense. Why would they need developers spread all over the world? What would be the advantages?

    MS Belguim employed me for a 3 day gig. It was fun.

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    TommyCarlier

    blowdart said:
    TommyCarlier said:
    *snip*

    MS Belguim employed me for a 3 day gig. It was fun.

    Of course it was fun. You were in Belgium. Wink

    What kind of gig was it? Recently or a long time ago?

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    blowdart

    TommyCarlier said:
    blowdart said:
    *snip*

    Of course it was fun. You were in Belgium. Wink

    What kind of gig was it? Recently or a long time ago?

    Only was a day trip, but 2 days prep creating a Silverlight security workshop from scratch.

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    Ion Todirel

    blowdart said:
    ZippyV said:
    *snip*

    And China. And a little in Ireland.

    And Canada!!!! How could you forget Canada!? Smiley

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    fatfrank

    blowdart said:
    ZippyV said:
    *snip*

    And China. And a little in Ireland.

    A bit more than "a little" in Ireland. It's the biggest Microsoft dev facility outside of Redmond.

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    dahat

    Ion Todirel said:
    blowdart said:
    *snip*

    And Canada!!!! How could you forget Canada!? Smiley

    Not to mention North Dakota (Dynamics) & North Carolina (VSS & TFS IIRC).

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    TommyCarlier

    It's quite understandable they don't have a dev team in France.

    If we can believe “Flight of the Conchords”, France is still stuck in the 70s:

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    blowdart

    fatfrank said:
    blowdart said:
    *snip*

    A bit more than "a little" in Ireland. It's the biggest Microsoft dev facility outside of Redmond.

    I would have thought at least China beat Dublin. And maybe even India.

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