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January 13, 2005

More Information on Microsoft Campus Plans (Internal Only, Sorry)

If you happen to be on the Microsoft corporate network, there is more information about Microsoft's future campus plans. I'm probably not supposed to post a URL directly, so do the following:
  1. Go to the main internal website.
  2. Search for "Workplace Advantage FAQ" (no double-quotes in the search box).
  3. Click on the third item returned (the one whose title is a question) -- it's a Word FAQ document.
  4. Click on the "WPA Research" link near the bottom of page 1.
  5. Click on the "Redmond Master Plan" link on the left.
Once you are there, scroll down to the fourth picture and click to enlarge it, and you will see a computer rendering of the future campus.

Some of the other drawings on that "Master Plan" page show a potential 520 overpass drawn as a dotted line (look at the last drawing on the page, or the third from last).

You can also go back to the main internal website, search for "New Work Style", and watch the video that is returned as the first item, for a peek at Microsoft's view of a future workspace. Whatever you think of this, you have to admit Microsoft is not standing still and waiting for the future to come to us. There is some progressive thinking going on here.

Posted by AdamBa at January 13, 2005 10:02 AM

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Is that the long-awaited building *7* I see over next to 5 & 6??

Posted by: John Vert at January 13, 2005 01:15 PM

Searching for "Redmond Master Plan" on the same site will provide the target link as the second result as well. :)

Posted by: J.P. at January 13, 2005 01:43 PM

i don't think cubicles (aka open workspaces) are forward thinking at all!

Posted by: at January 13, 2005 04:20 PM

Just curious... going to http://beta.search.msn.com and searching for "Workplace Advantage FAQ" you find this page as your first result :)

Posted by: ms at February 8, 2005 12:43 PM