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Trivia Question: What device did Microsoft introduce in 1983 that initially stumped many computer users and was once quarantined by Canadian Customs officials?
Trivia Question: How many lines of code did Windows 2000 contain?
Trivia Question: On average, how many e-mail messages are sent internally by Microsoft employees per day?
Answer: 3 million in 2006
Trivia Question: In what year did Microsoft first announce Windows?
Trivia Question: What was unusual about the five computer programmers on ENIAC, the first computer?
Answer: They were all women.
Trivia Question: What is the name of the community blog and chat room hosted by Microsoft employees for employees, the larger developer community, and Microsoft customers?
Trivia Question: What is the name of Microsoft’s “ Ultra Mobile PC” project that was unveiled in early-2006?
Trivia Question: What was the original codename for Windows Mobile 5.0?
Trivia Question: What Easter Egg in Office 4 included the names of all the developers’ mothers?
Trivia Question: What insect was the term “ computer bug” named for?
Trivia Question: Where did Microsoft’s 24+ hour launch party for the Xbox 360 take place in 2005?
Answer: The Mojave Desert
Trivia Question: In 1980, Microsoft introduced the Z-80 SoftCard. What computer was this piece of hardware designed for?
Trivia Question: In how many languages are Microsoft products produced?
Trivia Question: What was Bill Gates and Paul Allen’s original name for Microsoft?
Trivia Question: In what year did Microsoft become the world’s largest personal computer software company based on sales?
Trivia Question: What was the input device aboard the space shuttle Discovery in April 1993?
Trivia Question: During the 2005-2006 school year, Microsoft hired over 1300 college students for full-time positions and over 1100 students into the intern program. How many college campuses do these students represent?
Trivia Question: Microsoft has subsidiary offices in over how many countries?
Trivia Question: Do the “ Rolling Hills” of the default Windows XP wallpaper actually exist?
Answer: Yes! The hill pictured in the “Bliss” wallpaper is located in Sonoma County, CA and always became a lush green color for one week in early spring. The year after the photo was made, it became a vineyard.
Trivia Question: Who were the mail servers is named after in the 1990s?
Trivia Question: What was Microsoft’s first CD-ROM application?
Trivia Question: During the 2005 weekly intern tech talk series, how many pizzas were consumed by Microsoft’s summer interns?
Trivia Question: What is Microsoft’s longest-lived PC game?
Trivia Question: What was RiderLink?
Answer: A SQL database that supported the Grand Prix cycling trials in 1996.
Trivia Question: On average, how many spam e-mails are blocked by the Microsoft e-mail server everyday?
Trivia Question: What was Microsoft’s second computer language product?
Trivia Question: How many pounds of candy are provided to passengers on the Microsoft shuttle every week?
Trivia Question: What was the codename for Microsoft Mouse 1.0?
Answer: Dove bar – because it resembled a bar of soap
Trivia Question: In what year was Microsoft’s first television commercial aired? What was the theme?