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Meeting the Customer

At the Central Station of Stockholm

I’ve been sitting inside the office quite a lot recently so when the opportunity came to go and meet new and existing customers at the central train station of Stockholm I decided to take it. Together with the main arranger Intel we were several representatives from the PC world including Dell, Asus, Samsung and HP showing our products to people passing by. As you can tell from the picture we at Microsoft were focusing on Windows 7 and the Windows Live suite of products. It’s fun to have a discussion with customers about the products we sell. Obviously I love talking to big PC fans but at the same it’s important to get the feedback from non-PC customers who tell us what they’re currently missing and how we should improve.

This is not what I would usually do at Microsoft but since I haven’t ramped up work in my own role to a 100% yet I was able to take some time off to learn about things important to Microsoft outside of my own area of (future) expertise.

If you wanna know more about the cool stuff you can do with the Windows Live, check out this film with my colleague Robert who’s also a MACH TAM, vintage ‘10.


Office adventures outside the office

Office demo at Dustin Expo
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My first presentation

Last Friday I held a lecture about SharePoint 2010’s social features for the Swedish Microsoft employees. It was quite challenging for me since I come from a computer scientific background and have spent most of my time coding, playing or working behind the computer. I was of course accompanied by the dark angel of demos; he has been a faithful companion of mine ever since I went into the field of programming. Anyways, the presentation went great and I am eagerly awaiting MSAB to use all the social functionalities I demonstrated! It is not visible in the picture but there is a bunch of technical stuff around me. A wireless microphone, a headset (used for the airing via Lync), a computer (which I was attached to) to name a few.

Anne-Marie presenting Vårkänslor

My next project involves SharePoint Online, development and the cloud. I have to interrogate Atefeh about the cloud when she comes back from TechDays in Örebro. Lucky girl.


The Countdown has started!

Microsoft is an international company so I hope you’ll forgive me for writing this post in English. As far as we know, this is the only Microsoft MACH blog that’s currently live so I think it makes sense to have some updates in English for the non-Swedish speaking people who wants to know more about the MACH program.


A proud of member of the MACH program, class of ‘11.

As you can see from the picture I took the time to be creative while painting my new flat today. You might already know from Atefeh’s posts that the MACH 11s were in Dublin last week. I had a great time and it has made me look forward to the next MACH 11 event with much more impatience. In 121 days MACH 11s from all over the world will be sitting together in a gigantic venue together with some 15’000-20’000 other Microsoft employees for Microsoft’s yearly MGX conference. We’ll write more about MGX as we get closer to it but as I’ve understood the role of the MACHs at these events is partly to help creating a great atmosphere during the conferences by making as much noise as possible.

I made a lot of new friends in Dublin and the atmosphere in the MACH11 group is great so I really can’t wait to see them all again as well as our colleagues from the rest of the world. First, however, I’ll do some more actual work. More about that in a later post. See you soon!


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Microsoft Academy for College Hires (MACH) är Microsofts traineeprogram för nyutexaminerade studenter över hela världen.

I den här bloggen kommer du att kunna läsa om hur det är att komma ut i arbetslivet efter studierna samt hur det är att jobba som trainee på ett av världens största IT-företag.

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