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.