BillCan's Place

Life at Microsoft

November, 2005

  • My 1 Year Anniversary at Microsoft

    I celebrated my 1 year anniversary at Microsoft two days ago. I brought in my requisite 1 pound bag of M&Ms (peanut, of course). I also got my first stock vesting, but was shocked to see that they took 25% of that stock to cover taxes. Oh well, 75...
  • Bill's Xbox 360 Strategy

    Last year we got a really nice new hi-def TV . Unfortunately, we have an old non-progressive scan, non-up-converting DVD player. So, we need a new DVD player anyway, so how about getting an Xbox 360 to fill in as DVD player? In addition, the DVD player...
  • Visual Studio 2005: Wow!!!

    I am no developer, but I've been playing around with VS2005 and it rocks! I am not much of a programmer, but I've been able to create some pretty cool web pages using VS2005, with very little coding. I strongly encourage you to check out the new Visual...