Fabulous Parting Gifts from Microsoft

by Joey deVilla on May 16, 2011

In recognition of some damn good evangelizing, and to make sure I don’t forget about all the .NET developers out there, Microsoft Canada sent a big package to me at the Shopify offices containing some fabulous parting gifts, including a Dell Latitude E6500 with 8 gigs of RAM and the large battery:

My Dell Latitude E6500 laptop

…along with the Samsung Focus that was assigned to me, and DVDs for Windows 7 Ultimate and Office Professional 2010

Windows Phone 7 (Samsung Focus) box, Windows 7 Ultimate DVD, Microsoft Office 2010 Professional DVD

…and last but certainly not least, an MSDN subscription, which gets me all kinds of developer goodies including Visual Studio (still the nicest IDE out there, in my opinion):

MSDN logo

I’d like to thank Microsoft Canada (and Damir Bersinic, who made the arrangements) for these fabulous parting gifts. They weren’t under any obligation to send anything other than my final paycheque and expense reimbursements, but they’re taking a page from Gary Vaynerchuk’s The Thank You Economy, and I greatly appreciate the goodies. I was wondering how I was going to continue with Windows Phone and XNA development, but thanks to my old employer and coworker, that question’s been answered. I salute you with a filet mignon on a flaming sword!

This article also appears in The Adventures of Accordion Guy in the 21st Century.

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Steve Syfuhs May 16, 2011 at 10:36 am

And it had nothing to do with the whole stack of Apple and related hardware supplied by shopify? ;)

2 Joey deVilla May 16, 2011 at 12:04 pm

Steve Syfuhs: Well, let’s just say that my former teammates are very, very good at evangelism.

3 Sean Kearney May 16, 2011 at 7:55 pm

Joey… and the nicest bunch of people on the planet :)

4 Kevin Sookocheff May 17, 2011 at 8:27 pm

Congratulations! I followed this blog when I got started with Windows Phone development. All the best at Shopify!

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