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    Sven Groot

    Yep, it's true: I've accepted the job offer from Microsoft. I'll be starting there later this year, depending on visa acceptance and stuff like that. I can't tell you anything about the team I'm joining, it's not public. Smiley

    And don't worry, I intend to stay active on here, unlike certain other Niners who joined MS. Wink

    I'm very, very excited, as you might imagine. Big Smile

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    ESgarbi

    Congrats Dude! Well done!

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    Bass

    Grats man. Is it in MSR?

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    Sven Groot

    , Bass wrote

    Grats man. Is it in MSR?

    No, in corporate R&D. Which is different, apparently. Wink

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    Bass

    How mysterious. You've probably piqued the curiosity of a certain cartoony black and white cat who posts here.

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    cheong

    Congrats.

    Be sure to talk about your works when it can go public.

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    felix9

    AFAIK, Corporate R&D is where SBG (Startup Business Group) lives, and TSI (Technical Strategy Incubation) belongs SBG, among many other mysterious startups/incubations. Angel

    Good luck !

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    Sven Groot

    Yeah, I'll be working on some incubation stuff. The work sounds pretty awesome, even if it's a bummer I can't discuss it.

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    PopeDai

    , Sven Groot wrote

    Yeah, I'll be working on some incubation stuff. The work sounds pretty awesome, even if it's a bummer I can't discuss it.

    Pre-emptive NDAs. We're so big on NDAs that we have a stack of them in our Copy Room (true story).

    I, however, am free to talk about my activities on Blend. For example, did you know that Blend for VSnext will come with a "Nostalgia Mode" that spices up WWA HTML applications with UnderConstruction.gif and <body bgsound="onestop.mid">? It's true!

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    contextfree`

    I worked in SBG on my last contract - implemented a few small parts of a data visualization tool called GeoFlow which you can see demoed in the recent TechFest keynote here: http://research.microsoft.com/apps/video/dl.aspx?id=185933 (around 22:00).

    It was a really cool project & fun team to work on!

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    Ian2

    Congratulations Sven, enjoy it, work way too hard, and then reap the rewards!

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    Dr Herbie

    Wow, congratulations Sven; sounds like you managed to land a good, interesting job!  Please tell me that the 9ers who became MS employees all share a big house together and it's just like The Monkees.

    Herbie

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    Ian2

    @Dr Herbie:I always imagined it to be more like the teletubies myself

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    PopeDai

    , Dr Herbie wrote

    Wow, congratulations Sven; sounds like you managed to land a good, interesting job!  Please tell me that the 9ers who became MS employees all share a big house together and it's just like The Monkees.

    I'm friends with many of those of who you speak of (Ion, Christian, Barry, etc) - unfortunately they all live apart from one-another, by tens of miles in some cases.

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    GoddersUK

    @Sven Groot: Congrats!

    , PopeDai wrote

    For example, did you know that Blend for VSnext will come with a "Nostalgia Mode" that spices up WWA HTML applications with UnderConstruction.gif and <body bgsound="onestop.mid">? It's true!

    "You are charged with anti-civil activity level one. Protection unit prosecution code: duty, sword, operate."

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    Richard.Hein

    @Sven Groot:  Awesome!  Big congrats Sven, sounds exciting! 

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    Larry Osterman

    'Grats Sven!

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    kettch

    @GoddersUK: Don't be so harsh. It's not like he said anything about <marquee> or <blink>.

    Scared

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