Well here I am!

I am officially a Microsoft employee, holy smokes.  I’m pretty blown away by this initial experience… I’m sure you’ll all view what I say next according to whatever confirmation bias you bring into this — but the initial Microsoft experience is pretty spectacular, and I say this as someone who isn’t pre-conditioned to see everything with rose-colored glasses.  These people take *care* of their people.  I love that.  I also love the charitable giving program.  I don’t know if I’m allowed to describe it, but I can’t wait to max it out.  I love the corporate commitment to sustainability.  If you’re going to be in a bubble, it should be a self-aware bubble, right? This is an incredibly self-aware bubble, and I wouldn’t want it any other way.

My two axes of initial judgement are pretty simple — how do you treat your people and how do you ONBOARD them.  This was a pretty slick onboarding.  Within a day I had initialized at least 3 factors of authentication, maybe 4 depending on how you count such things. I could access resources that mattered, and it was a pretty seamless experience.

Stay tuned – in future updates we will get to see me tackle new standards, and my failures will hopefully be your learnings. Or at least your entertainings :)  My scope will expand and I can’t wait to share that. It is a lot less scary when you are backed by the incredible team that Alex Simons has built here.  Life is full of possibilities!