Monday, July 23, 2007

It's been a while since my last blog post, so now could be a good time for some updates. First; I'm back in Redmond this summer too, in a summer internship for Microsoft. I'm working on the SQL Server team this year too, but changed teams internally, from the Test Execution Team to the SQL Server Build Team, which is responsible for building (compile, optimize, sign etc.) SQL Server. This means that I design and write software we use to build SQL Server. Right now, I'm working on a system for Peer-to-Peer File Sharing in the build lab, in C#. Building SQL Server involves copying hundreds of GB of data over the lab network, so by doing this p2p instead of centralized, we can reduce the load on the network. This project is really challenging and fun to work on.SQLserver05Ent_web.jpg

So, what about the title of this blog post? This Thursday, all interns were invited to a lecture by J. Allard, and the e-mail said that they would be doing a raffle drawing for one Zune for all the interns after the lecture, but instead they gave away a free Zune for every single one of us! Pretty cool!

I haven't used it too much yet, but so far it looks very good. With it came a 14 day Zune subscription pass, which enables you to download most songs from the Zune on line store for free, which is pretty cool.

I plan to write a few blog posts about how you get an internship at Microsoft, and what it is like, so stay tuned :-)

Below is a picture of a part of the main campus with building 35, where I work, highlighted:


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