I have a job interview scheduled at Microsoft, at the Redmond campus. What should I wear? [more inside]
Is it wise to install Windows server updates without restarting? [more inside]
I'm being interviewed for a job as a VB.NET programmer. I have a good chance of getting it, despite all my past experience being with Java/Perl/Python/C. I'm somewhat of an Open Source ideologue, and hate the idea of using Microsoft technologies, which strike me as not only technically inferior and frustrating to work with, but on the wrong side of history. I'm looking for other options, but assuming they don't come through before I'm given an offer will I regret taking it? Doesn't Microsoft itself consider VB deprecated? To what extent are the other .NET languages (C#) better? [more inside]
How can I keep Microsoft Communicator (2007) from showing me as inactive or idle? [more inside]
IBM Websphere Portal vs Microsoft SharePoint: which is less loathsome? [more inside]
I have just got an e-mail from Microsoft, regarding a position I've applied for. They want me to do a 2-hour coding test, solving a couple of problems. Any idea on what these problems may look like?