Connecting a firehose to your carotid artery


 

I am going to apologize up front for some intentional vagueness. I haven’t fully navigated what is NDA and what isn’t when it comes to Microsoft IP and internal only data. So to be safe, no full-on facts will be typically divulged here. Sorry, I am not about to lose my dream gig over something like that.

So I am now at the end of week two working for (in my own opinion) the best technology company out there, Microsoft. Now obviously I am biased. Why? well I am now a full time employee. Some would argue I was before being hired. I held almost 20 certifications on Microsoft products. I honestly think this is one of the best companies I’ve ever worked for and I’m only 10 days in. There are a lot of benefits both personally and professionally.

Don’t get me wrong, this is a massive company. almost 100,000 users. Yet when working with your manager, you feel like they honestly want to you to be the best YOU that you can be. It’s ginormous billion dollar making company but with a personal feel. Best of both worlds? so far, Yes.

I thought I knew exchange, I really did. Turns out… not so much. That is the purpose of this post’s title. Starting here is like the example in the title. There is so many resources, and you have to learn fast! The side advantage of working here is being surrounded by so many brilliant people. Chances to grow, heck.. even move across the country!

Comments (2)

  1. Thanks bill, just finally getting back to blogging and noted your comment, i apologize for the slow response

  2. Bill Ehardt says:

    Congrats on the gig Chad! You did some training for us back @ Hewitt. I think maybe it was some IIS training? Anyway just noticed your name in my RSS feeder so I had to say grats.

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