Death and Taxes, Microsoft, DeepZoom and a beer fridge.

Death and Taxes, Microsoft, DeepZoom and a beer fridge.

Posted on 16. May, 2008 by in death and taxes, jess bachman

So I was invited over to Microsoft’s HQ in Redmond, WA, to talk with Larry Larsen, a Microsoft evangelist about Death and Taxes and the Deep Zoom application of it.

Here is the video. It uses SilverLight which is basically Microsoft’s answer to Adobe’s Flash. You can get SilverLight here and I highly recommend having it.

Larry was a great guy and Microsoft is not as stodgy as people think. There were plenty of ‘toys’ around and they even had a fridge with free beer. The offices were a bit like catacombs but the people seemed fun.

It was a quick trip, in and out of Redmond in about 24 hours. The video was posted on Channel 10, Microsoft’s blog for power users and early adopters. You can view it here.

I was a bit surprised that they flew me all the way out there for a blog interview, but such is the whims of the largest software company on earth.

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