A few weeks ago I entered the Ultimate Bing Experience sweepstakes and won. The grand prize was a trip for 2 to Seattle to get a tour of Microsoft and meet with the Bing editorial team, Xbox team, and the Windows Phone team (where I met Ben the PC guy). We joined the Bing team in deciding the home page photos for January, got to see the Xbox Studios user experience labs, and talk to the Windows Phone team and see some of the new Windows Phone 8 devices that haven’t been released yet released.
All in all we had a great time. We got to see a lot of the city and go behind the scenes with Microsoft and see some really cool stuff. I have always known this but it has been reassured – Microsoft is a great company who believes in their employees and their ideas. We got to meet with a lot of amazing people today who are doing amazing things. It’s a busy week at Microsoft ( they are launching Windows 8 on Friday and Windows Phone 8 on Monday) and for everyone to take time out of their day to meet with their user’s speaks volumes about them. I would like to thank the entire the Bing team for making all of this happen especially Nicholas Kerr and Alex Danskin for creating this sweepstakes and being such great hosts.