Thursday, June 18, 2009

Microsoft Dev House on its way to Utah

Microsoft still has a minimal presence in Utah but they've just announced a new office in Utah County poised to employ 100 developers.

When Microsoft sold the studio I was working for ~5 years ago, it wasn't the end of the world. I don't deny that Microsoft was a good employer in terms of pay and benefits. But the work-life balance wasn't great. And the distance from Microsoft headquarters contributed to a sometimes conflicted work bureaucratic.

Still, it's exciting to see big tech names continuing to come to Utah. Perhaps it will boost confidence in the tech environment here and help push us out of the recession mindset that seems to be dragging us all down.

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