Here are a few of our most interesting company milestones over the years.
||Completed a multi-year project building leading-edge retail information systems that
help run the online and physical Microsoft stores.
||Drivewire.com, an ecommerce site co-founded by Stan Leszynski during the dot-com boom,
was acquired by major automotive parts distributor WorldPac.
||Migrated leading device maker Synaptics to the Amazon Web Services cloud, supporting a
million touchpad users from a dozen virtual servers and two cloud databases.
||Created the first mobile tablet applications for automotive quality control,
deployed in the Toyota North America factories.
||Invented the Snipping Tool, one of the first patented tablet computer utilities,
which Microsoft incorporated into Windows (just press Windows+S!).
||Created a revolutionary XML-driven data mart for T-Mobile to aggregate data
from 13 acquired companies. This application reduced billing query times from more
than a day to just a few seconds.
||Developed a trust accounting database solution for Washington Mutual Bank.
They computed the ROI and found that the application paid for itself in just 30
days of use.
||Invented the ActiveX Calendar Control for Microsoft Office and sold it to
Microsoft. It was the first ActiveX component for Office and shipped in the product
for two decades.
||Recruited by Microsoft to provide the first outside technical review of Microsoft
Access early alpha. Wrote the first complex Access scalability-testing application,
demonstrated to Bill Gates.
||Authored the article "The Database War" for PC Magazine, comparing dBASE and
R:BASE. It was the cover story.
||Invented the R:Tools utility for R:BASE and sold it to Microrim. It became
the bestselling developer toolset ever for R:BASE.
||Created a PC-based directory for a Bellevue Square mall retailer using MS-BASIC
just weeks after the first IBM PC shipped. It was possibly the first commercial
PC business application ever written.