it's october again and at the end of the month i will have been with microsoft for 3 years. starting on october 31st, i completely missed out on one of my favorite internal microsoft campaigns - the giving campaign. each october microsoft allows its employees to direct corporate contributions matching our own contributions to nonprofits of our choosing. there is also a volunteer matching system. through these two programs i am able to help out non profits within my community and microsoft also assists. more on what i tackle in additional posts this month.