We're just gonna keep feeding this stuff to you as we get replies...
Question: What's your one 'must-have' software product that isn't produced by MS?
Good question. I would have to say Keynote. We use this 3rd party, (O/S and platform agnostic), tool to measure our internet availability. It has some solid diagnostics with it that aid us in identifying error sources, latency, DNS errors and content errors on our homepage. It also has a transaction test capability that we utilize to simulate a URL transaction on other web sites that we run.
Question: How do I get a job with you?
First step is to go to the site http://www.microsoft.com/careers. Microsoft has an amazing array of job openings and is (in my humble opinion) the best place on the planet to spend your working life. Also it really helps if you know your stuff and have an unbridled passion for technology.