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A Microsoft Life Kindle Edition

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  • File Size: 302 KB
  • Print Length: 172 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0557735297
  • Publication Date: January 14, 2011
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004J8HQTC
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #592,125 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Shane Nokes on April 25, 2011
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Every time I sit down and re-read some of this book it always reminds me of the type of things that happen every day when working at Microsoft.

This is a real peek at a real guy, who also happens to be a very nice guy.

I think it's a good read if you're someone who actually wants to get to know the people behind the corporate 'shield'.

I've been fortunate enough to spend some time working with Stephen (Stepto as we like to call him), and this book is very much a good reflection of who he is.

I'd say enough so that I was able to definitely identify that it's his voice in these stories.

All-in-all it was a good purchase, and I found it very similar in vein to the books written by Wil Wheaton. It's just a peek into the life of a normal guy who has happened to have had a very interesting and (in my opinion) entertaining career.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Dave in AZ on January 16, 2011
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Great Book, Steven really makes the story of his time at Microsoft entertaining and informative. I would recomend for any Geek. I GROK this book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Brun J. Swick on December 29, 2012
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This was a great look into Stephen's career. Being in the technology field and a big fan of gaming I found this book to be a great read. I wish there was more. Maybe Stepto can and to it in the future with a follow-up book.
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I have been a long time listener from the podcast "Major Nelson Radio" where Stephen is one of the co-hosts of the best Xbox related podcast out there. From here and later twitter I started to learn more about the person Stephen Toulouse, and his look on life and specially gaming! This book was a nice extension for me on the podcasts and tweets. Its nice to see how someone enrolled into the computer and later gaming industry. If you are into IT, Gadgets and Gaming as I am, this is a must read! Specially if you already follow Stephen on Twitter (account name = Stepto) and the "Major Nelson Radio" podcast.
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First thing first I love the xbox and I think Microsoft is an important company for the U.S. I really loved this book. It gives you an insight on what happened in a 15 year career if you are a hard working person and know your stuff. You can tell that he enjoyed his job and loves being a gamer. It was a great read and one that I would recommend everyone that loves the computer industry and the gaming industry. Just want to say thank you Stepto for writing this and as he asked in the end of his book I want to say thank you to his wife also.
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By Brenda on December 29, 2013
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This is really a compilation of a blog series that Stephen did. It's very spot on about life in technology, and it's also quite funny and easy to read. Stepto's personality shines through, and many of the things he observed in his Microsoft Career actually make good sense today. I work in tech and I often find myself thinking about things I read in this book as I go through the day. It covers a lot of time - from early days through more recent times, and that also makes the book pretty interesting.
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Stephen "Stepto" Toulouse shares glimpses his journey through Microsoft with this collection of anecdotes that I found both entertaining and engaging. As a whole, they give some interesting insights on both the inner workings of Microsoft and the man whom (until recently) ended up being the Xbox Live Director of Policy and Enforcement.
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By bigbook on April 29, 2012
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A Microsoft Life is an interesting, informative and entertaining read. Especially, I enjoyed the last chapter where Stepto, the author, combines nostalgic childhood memories of summer camp with impressions of attending a recent PAX gamer convention. Well written and engaging! Who could play Stepto in the movie version?
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