Microsoft Visitor Center, Redmond

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  • Nothing is entered and can be used just like a Microsoft product. Was Bill Gates, I thought. Visitor Center in the headquarters of Microsoft. This is exactly what Microsoft village. It is really great. If public transport buses are supposed to be so should not feel so far. Don't miss it, however, is just just a highway running around, so be careful.
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  • I really enjoyed this visit as I work directly with Microsoft products but in all honesty this is not an attraction for everybody. The Visitor Center is kind of small and there is really not a whole l...  more »
  • This time because training to go here, if you are interested in MS History and the future is worthwhile, but the general friend can be a scene!
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  • Small visitor center with limited things to see. Some neat interactive ones. Not too much excitement. Nice staff. There's a shop with things to buy, but they're mostly made in China stuff with logos or text. Judging by the visitor center, it looks like they're working very hard on facial recognition and facial emotional recognition.
  • There is a large underground garage with a short walk to the visitor centre. The open air lot in front of the building gets busy quickly. The centre showcases Microsoft products, both hardware and software. It's a fun place, ensure you have photo ID for entry. We spent a good couple of hours reading the history of the company and playing with the equipment. It would nice if there was more equipment to use. Also there is a large Microsoft Company Store in the building.
  • I've dreamed of working at Microsoft for years but have never visited. I'm training in User Experience design. I used the makeup- face-something app station, the computer kept crashing and giving me a error message.... which caused me to move on quickly to the next display. Also, the paint station, the pens were not working on the screen at all, I even heard some employees trying it and saying, "This pen sucks!". The app was also boring, there were not many options to be creative, even as a sample. I didn't get a clear understanding of what you even use the app for. Microsoft,.... this is embarrassing.... in your own campus, your own computers are crashing? How many coders have you hired on campus? The company lacks a great user experience. The coder to designer ratio should be equal at least. The usability of a product is EXTREMELY important. We live in a generation where people are busy and impatient, no one will wait for your mistakes....
  • The Microsoft visitor center is pretty cool. It's inside the building with their store and there's plenty of parking out front. The center itself is a walk through history of Microsoft with interactive displays and photos, Xbox and virtual reality. It's a short walk through, but very neat. Across from that exhibit is the Microsoft visitor store. They sell clothes, cups, games, figurines from games, sounders fc merch, office things, etc etc.. It's a great little store and I'm sure you'll find something. Next to the store they have a coffee place with snacks and such. Overall, this was a cool trip, but don't plan to be there too much time. It's a short experience.
  • Not much exciting things to see. They sell something you don’t really want to buy. The software and Xbox game are only limited to their employees to buy. Oh, do I mention that there is a lady guarding the gate to the software shop, who is not friendly at all.

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