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% of free money is still better than nothing!
My first project is getting ready to ship, so things are pretty good. On the whole, it's been a good year. I think I'll stick around for a while.