At least in my world, lately.
A little over a year into my Microsoft career, the unexpected happened. Remember, I signed on for an advertising job. With digital display ads on our owned and operated publisher, MSN. Never did I dream that an operating system launch would affect my day-to-day job.
But I was wrong.
With the focus on Windows 8 to re-imagine the computer (or mobile or tablet) screen to be centered on the user, MSN has also developed a new site with functionality that supports the Windows 8 mission. And my role is focused on the display ads offered on that new site format. I worked with many engineers (which isn’t normal), along with my standard team. And usually I work in the US only, and over the next few months, I will have worked with over 30 countries.
And the amazing part is my many, many family and friends who a light computer users may actually see the fruits of my labor the next time they buy a new computer. So amazing to me to work on a project that all computer users see!