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Friday, July 17, 2009

Microsoft FTE's Who Can't Use Own Products

One of the amazing things (or not so amazing) about working at Microsoft is the lack of ability for Microsoft employees to actually use there own products.

I was in a meeting yesterday and it took two of them to update a meeting invite, and they actually had to rely on a vender to tell them out to update the meeting in outlook.
Yesterday, I was involved in a meeting and the meeting started 20 minutes late because the Microsoft employee running the meeting couldn't set up a conference call and live meeting at the same time.

On a regular bases I get questions from Microsoft employees asking how to edit SharePoint content, a product that Microsoft created.

Pretty much the only product that I've found Microsoft employees can use is Excel. In fact they are so dependant on it to manage there work, that when they are provided with a much better tool for managing work, they revert back to Excel.

Almost daily I'm amazed that this company is the largest software company in the world.

4 comments:

Rooster said...

Ironically, you misspelled "Excel". Don't worry, I've done it too. But ya, I totally know what you are talking about. In fact, I had someone send a separate invite for a daily meeting that goes for 30 days. 30 freakin' invites. Maybe they don't know what that button that says "Recurrence" means?

CM said...

What! It's spelled correctly.... thanks to magic button of edit post.

Rooster said...

Ya, well, now some of your spacing is off and you didn't capitalize Outlook. Step into my office, 'cause you are fired.

CM said...

I prefer laid off, if you don't mine.