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Just hired by Microsoft!

May 10th, 2006 by Patrick Elliott

Hi everyone – as many of you know, I was recently hired for a contract position as a Software Test Engineer II for the Windows Longhorn / Vista Beta Team with Microsoft.

I really really can’t thank my friends and fellow beta testers enough, without you guys, I wouldn’t have this job, so please know how much I really appreciate it.

During my term with Microsoft – I won’t be posting on MSBLOG.  I haven’t been told I can’t, I just see it as a bit of a conflict of interest.   I will, however, be available VERY FREQUENTLY to talk about any and everything I can talk about with the other great guys who run this site!!   So, this is not a goodbye, but rather – an I will post later this year 🙂

Thanks, and I really appreciate you visiting our blog. We’ve worked really hard to try and make it the best.

– Patrick Elliott, STE II
  Microsoft Corporation

Posted in Beta News, Daily Life, Jobs, MS News, Windows Vista | 13 Comments »

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13 Responses

  1. Kristan Kenney Says:

    Congratulations! A well earned position!

    … now, fix my display flicker. *cracks whip* Just kiddin’.

  2. Joseph Bittman Says:

    Congrats! 🙂 – Hopefully I’ll join you this fall!!

  3. John-Daniel Trask Says:

    Congratulations 🙂

    – JD

  4. Deansweb2004|NT Says:

    Congraluations on the job! :), put a good word in for me 😛 hehe

  5. MVP KenLin Says:


  6. Zack Whittaker Says:

    Woohooo!! Go Patrick!! Really proud, you’re off to MSFT now, I’m off to MSFT UK this summer, Joseph’s joing you in the autumn… but well done, you should be very very proud!! 😀 Zack

  7. Jabez Gan [MVP] Says:

    Congratulations Patrick E! May the force be with you when you are there. 😉

  8. Patrick S Says:

    Congrats Patrick have a great time!!
    Vista Rocks!

  9. Shawn Lee Says:

    Nominate me for Vista!! Heh…

  10. Patrick S Says:

    Sorry Shawn you have to be 18 or older to participate in Microsoft Beta’s 🙁 .

  11. Bernard Says:

    How do you get hired by Microsoft? been trying so hard to nada! ziltch! not even a “We regret to inform you letter”

  12. Mike [MSFT] Says:

    Welcome on board!

  13. Zack Whittaker Says:

    LOL I’m coming on board soon (if all goes smoothly) with the Windows Live lot – can’t wait! 🙂 Just stick with it Bernard, you’ll get there eventually 🙂