This is the third week I have taken the Microsoft Connector Bus. I must say, it does take the stress out of driving a little over an hour to work. It’s a tour-style bus with restroom in the back, Wi-Fi, and AC outlets at every seat.
Microsoft even rented from the county certain parking spaces to designate them "Park-n Ride" for the Connector. The first day they greeted us with gifts and espresso. I passed on the espresso since I don’t understand why anyone would drink that crap…but it was a nice gesture. They even had a hot Russian flight attendant to help wake you up.
I must say I look forward to catching the bus every morning. It only takes 50 minutes and there is a shuttle waiting for me to take me to my building on campus when I disembark from the bus. Best part of all this: it’s all FREE!! My office mate Bill Baer says, "I would rather drive and see the stock price go up than spend it on a free bus." Bill, Bill, Bill…..c’mon….it’s about BENEFITS. The stock price will go up when we start shipping the Surface, and a killer version of the Zune.