10+5 Years at Microsoft
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As I outlined in my post about my last 5 years at Microsoft I returned to Microsoft on Feb 29th 2016 - a leap day. In non-leap-years, like this year, I mark my anniversary on March 1st. Sooo … today marks my 10+5th anniversary at Microsoft. At every 5 year anniversary at the company, employees are offered a Service Award commemorating the anniversary. When I passed my 5 year anniversary, I was awarded a very cool clock which is in my office (I’ll add a photo of it when we return)....

February 28, 2021 · Rich Turner

A New Role

In my previous (admittedly lengthy) post, I outlined my last 5 years' work at Microsoft: From sending frustration-mail to a contact at Microsoft, re-joining Microsoft, helping deliver Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL), and Windows Terminal, and helping drive the WinDev performance project. I also shared how the WSL, Terminal, and WinDev projects have all been transitioned into my colleagues' very capable hands, where they continue to thrive and flourish. At the end of the post, I stated that “I start a new exciting role!...

January 24, 2021 · Rich Turner

The Story So Far

As you can see from my career timeline, I’ve been around the block a few times in my ~30-year career in software engineering. But the last 5 years, since returning to Microsoft in 2016, have been among the most challenging, exciting, fun, and rewarding of my entire career! Bear with me while I summarize the last 5 years to give you a picture of where I’ve been … and to set the stage for what comes next!...

January 23, 2021 · Rich Turner

Welcome

If this is your first visit to my blog, welcome! If you’ve visited my blog in the past, you’ll notice a lot has changed. I created the previous incarnation of this blog shortly after founding a fledgling startup in late 2015. I had intended to use the blog to document and share my experience of building a new startup when an odd thing happened that caused me to divert all my effort and energy elsewhere....

January 20, 2021 · Rich Turner