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The world is Flat. The Immigration requirements say otherwise.

Recently I completed listening to Tom Friedman's "World is Flat" on an audiobook had to agree with a...

Author: Pradeep UN Date: 08/16/2006

WA Lawyer gets Both Speeding Tickets dismissed!

Late June, I had managed to get myself 2 tickets within a week which were to be contested at the...

Author: Pradeep UN Date: 08/16/2006

Honey My Team Messed up my Office on my Birthday (While I was out)

If you are away from your office for a while at Microsoft - then dont expect it to remain intact by...

Author: Pradeep UN Date: 08/02/2006

Seattle Business School Alliance - Sunset cruise 2006 was a success.

Last Friday the Annual Sunset cruise in Seattle had its 2006 version kick off at Pier 55 even...

Author: Pradeep UN Date: 08/01/2006

Meetings with Microsoft Recruiters and Bloggers!!

Less than a month ago I had the opportunity to catch up with Jenna Adorno and she blogged about it...

Author: Pradeep UN Date: 08/01/2006

The Bad Omen of Ipod Nano and Me.

Before Christmas on my first attempt to buy a Nano on the internet I was scammed by some scam...

Author: Pradeep UN Date: 07/10/2006

2010 - the Visa Odyssey: Last Hurdle before the H1B Visa turns to a Green Card ...

Another of my longfound truths of life was deemed false today. LongFound Truth of Life # 671: "Any...

Author: Pradeep UN Date: 07/06/2006

.. Does God have the lowest price or does He/She Value Price ?...

Scott Adams in his blog today makes a passing point abt "competitive strategies", and I quote: "And...

Author: Pradeep UN Date: 07/03/2006

The IKEA Effect meets the HelloKitty Frenzy.

Two words Heather - Marketing Power. That's my answer to Heather's "Does not Get it" question when...

Author: Pradeep UN Date: 07/03/2006

Hate Meetings? Mr. Levitt: your going to have trouble if you joined Microsoft :)

The New York Times the other day talked about the problem with business meetings about too much time...

Author: Pradeep UN Date: 06/28/2006

Game Theory and the Soccer WorldCup Penalty Shootout Rnd of 16

Yesterday, Levitt wrote this wonderful little piece about the Ukranian win over the Swiss in Penalty...

Author: Pradeep UN Date: 06/27/2006

H1B Visas and Microsoft Recruiting.

"So Does Microsoft sponsor H1B visas!?" Aaah - how many times have I heard that question asked of...

Author: Pradeep UN Date: 06/27/2006

One Mail lost during My MIgration weekend.

Apart from the downtime and long hrs at work spent at work migrating across to Vista and back from...

Author: Pradeep UN Date: 06/27/2006

FareCast.com: Da Shiznitz in AirFares websites

Now This is Coolness! Everyone whoz anyone knows that the chances that the person sitting next to...

Author: Pradeep UN Date: 06/27/2006

Why do Speeding Tickets happen in Pairs?

There have been tons of discussion around "Flashy Car Colors leading to tickets", but do speeding...

Author: Pradeep UN Date: 06/27/2006

Office12: Chunk up ur Outlook PST File - sayz the HelpDesk Police

On my migration from Office 2003 to Office 12 - Outlook went from slow to Stop. After long calls...

Author: Pradeep UN Date: 06/26/2006

Vista and my Laptop - Where Love and Hate Collide.

Chalk this one on my list of Stupid things to do. Given that Office 2003 on XP was running as fast...

Author: Pradeep UN Date: 06/25/2006

India Inc. On the latest edition of TIME Magazine...

Quite interesting that when India makes it to the covers that the foto to be chosen (Left) is a...

Author: Pradeep UN Date: 06/22/2006

Get a XBox360 while U apply for a job with Office Server Group!

Talk about real-time info.... Office Server Recruiting Reception Wednesday, June 14, 2006, Building...

Author: Pradeep UN Date: 06/14/2006

Visa Beta 2 - Bit Torrents bends the line between official and unofficial...

Before u read any further - do realise this post is more a reflection with interest and NOT an...

Author: Pradeep UN Date: 06/13/2006

Google Current: Google comes to a TV Near You!

Google Current - a brief really hip TV Segment on what people are searching for online being...

Author: Pradeep UN Date: 06/13/2006

The Tepper Students @ Microsoft Day was a Success. Detailed Report here.

Back in March, I had hosted on behalf of Microsoft and the WWESS Recruiting committee (this is was...

Author: Pradeep UN Date: 06/11/2006

Dammit Jim! Wherez my wallet?

Remember the mainframe concept of consolidation? Where all the CPU power, rules , data are all in...

Author: Pradeep UN Date: 06/10/2006

OneYear at Microsoft. What have I learnt so far?

May 31st was the 1st year anniversary of my tenure here at Microsoft. And what was a year and feels...

Author: Pradeep UN Date: 06/08/2006

Which is tougher: Precision Questioning or answering?

Vervago's PQA - Precision Questioning and Answering training is an artful application of science to...

Author: Pradeep UN Date: 04/06/2006

6 wks away: What happened during my Blog Sabbatical?

SIX Weeks away from blogging and there have been several hallway conversations/ lunch-talks/ emails...

Author: Pradeep UN Date: 04/05/2006

First Ever! Carnegie Mellon Tepper MBA Students @ Microsoft Day in 2nd wk of March.

On March 15th (Wednesday) about 10~12 MBA students from Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon...

Author: Pradeep UN Date: 02/21/2006

A Mega Launch called - "Zip a Dee SKU Dah Day"

A launch here at MS is a big deal. Not only does it mean mind-numbing work that makes you sing...

Author: Pradeep UN Date: 02/18/2006

Really cool RealEstate Valuation Mapping technology at Zillow.com

Talk about Killer apps - this one is da bomb. Zillow.com takes in your address and spits out the...

Author: Pradeep UN Date: 02/09/2006

Google Desktop 3 should raise eyebrows on privacy.

True to form - Google released its Desktop Search 3 beta tonite - 2 hrs ago, while I was having...

Author: Pradeep UN Date: 02/09/2006

Exuberance and Bad typing Skills jus dont mix.

Context: Its a week to "Launch Date" as the entire team here is heads-down burning the midnite...

Author: Pradeep UN Date: 02/08/2006

The "Desi" Answer to Google....

Two Indians, who were among the co-founders of web database company 'Junglee', hope their deep...

Author: Pradeep UN Date: 02/06/2006

Change and Life in the twilight zone...

A refocus of projects, priorities, expertise and teams happens very often in the corporate world....

Author: Pradeep UN Date: 02/04/2006

Steeler Football ready for the seahawks in Superbowl..

3 days to SuperBowl XL and the team I support is playing the team of the city I live in. This...

Author: Pradeep UN Date: 02/03/2006

A Tepper 2006 students gets a Microsoft HIRE today

Time for the Happy dance. A 2006 Tepper School Business (at Carnegie Mellon) just got his Microsoft...

Author: Pradeep UN Date: 02/02/2006

..I'd expect my presentation-coach to follow his own advice!

So my first "Ship" at Microsoft is in 2 wks - hence my relative absence from blogging. In 2 wks -...

Author: Pradeep UN Date: 02/02/2006

Eve's Powerpoint summary of the women's conference.

To say that we are PowerPoint Monkeys (PPM) here at Microsoft Worldwide Enterprise Services &...

Author: Pradeep UN Date: 01/25/2006

Indian Arranged Marriage - Wanted: A Curry Rice Girl.... Hilarious stuff :)

This video has been circulating the Distribution lists and emails for a while and it is absolutely...

Author: Pradeep UN Date: 01/23/2006

Go Seahawks! Yet another town goes Football Crazy...

With the Terrible Towel adorning my office walls at Microsoft not to mention the mini-Steelers...

Author: Pradeep UN Date: 01/22/2006

Too much BS in your documents?? No problem! Herez Bullfighter!

You might think this is a joke - its not! A Team member on my group - Matthew Lehman discovered this...

Author: Pradeep UN Date: 01/21/2006

Teens not interested in Science? Get Diane Kruger to play Geek...

No seriously that is the option. Or maybe Brad Pitt too. BBC News had a survey among 11,000...

Author: Pradeep UN Date: 01/20/2006

Want to join Microsoft BMO? Meet us in Silicon Valley in Feb!!

Remember my old story of how I started my Microsoft career with the whole networking session in Feb...

Author: Pradeep UN Date: 01/20/2006

"We have tons of openings.." says from WWESS Recruiting Committee

The Recruiting Committee on the Microsoft Worldwide Enterprise & Support Services spoke to me...

Author: Pradeep UN Date: 01/19/2006

Analyze this: A Visit to the Doctor's V/S a consulting engagement..

Prologue: In a few wks I am on point to launch the Security SKUs from the Enterprise Services - so I...

Author: Pradeep UN Date: 01/19/2006

Lisa Franklin talks about working at Worldwide Microsoft Services

Lisa Franklin is one of the few direct-MBA hires (Howard University) at WWESS and on the recuiting...

Author: Pradeep UN Date: 01/17/2006

Bi-weekly Mortgages … What was I thinking?

Have you ever had a situation when you read too much into something, made some assumptions and...

Author: Pradeep UN Date: 01/11/2006

Eileen Wang our Customer-Sat Snr Analyst talks to our potential Microsoft recruit candidates

The last time I looked at anything Hello Kitty it was in 1996-97 at the McDonald's-Hello Kitty Joint...

Author: Pradeep UN Date: 01/10/2006

Eve Psalti Speaks out: How did I come to join this Grp? Why do I Work here?

I get a few resumes and comments on joining the team through by blog every week - and the recruiting...

Author: Pradeep UN Date: 01/09/2006

Kathleen Holmes runs for a cause....

Among other things - In my brief stay in the US I have noticed that coming out of winter is always...

Author: Pradeep UN Date: 01/07/2006

Your Cellphone records are now for Sale! for $95 SCARY.

A couple of days ago - SunTimes ran this article that cellphone records are now for sale to anybody...

Author: Pradeep UN Date: 01/07/2006

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