There are some magical numbers in life to remember and I surely consider completing this nice milestone of 5 Years as Microsoft Employee is something to cherish and brag about :). Not that it is going to change anything, it is always a feel good factor. Sense of getting reborn into a new role itself was something worth as part of this whole experience.
I can keep writing this on-and-on, but let me pause and appreciate some good things that did happen –
- Great Learning – I have said this to a number of my colleagues. The learning experience that I get just by being inside Microsoft is huge !!! I learn from every single conversation that happen here. Connection with product team, support team, sales teams, MSR Teams, Redmond teams, marketing teams, ISVs team, SI Team, Academia teams ….. (list goes on) is so much fun. I don’t have words to express the same.
- Great people and friends – I think this is the best of the best part. I have made some really really great friends in this journey of completing 5 years. Many inside the company and moreso with the interactions, 1000’s of them outside the company too. Some of my friends have left MS but are still in constant touch with me. Thanks folks!!!
- Passion with Community – The developer and IT Pro community is the buzz for the company and so it is for me too. For the past 5 years and still going strong – I just cant say an opportunity to meet the community leads or the UG members. I just love the community !!!
- New Challenges everyday – It sometimes comes down to what am I doing new to keep my interest levels on the high. You will be surprised that, it is not the routine job functions that keep me busy but the new challenges to try and do something new for self and for the customers /audiences in the sessions is what makes everyday drive to the office exciting. It is not always that you get to do what you love, but find opportunity to explore and do your bit to learn what you love the most.
Lastly, as part of public speaking I have managed to get connected with a number of you over on my FB or twitter (@vinodk_sql). I have had my moments of joy and moments of embarrassments – it is not not about pondering over them, but it is the enjoyment of reliving and having a good laugh is what makes this complete 5 years really worthwhile.
Thanks for reading this far. Thanks again for supporting me till date – looking forward for the support in future too.