Company's office will open in August
Jordan T - I think there are a few folks around who are not beer drinking
golfers. That's a pretty narrow focus. Lehi is a great place to live, and no,
I'm not LDS.....
WHY LOCATE IN UTAH?? As a major business owner (300+ employees) in No Cal and
part-time resident in Utah, here are the reasons:- Lower taxes. California
is going through an economic and financial meltdown beyond imagination.
Companies are preparing or have exited the state because of the "welfare"
climate. Taxes are going up to pay for the years of mismanagement. -
Leadership. No confidence in political leaders. Who wants to pay for
incompetency?- Unemployment. The numbers (10.5%+) speak for themselves.
Those with no jobs are leaving and those with jobs are trying to exit before
their net worth deteriorates more. Jobs won't be coming back soon because
companies are leaving for the reasons above. - Education. The California
school system is broken. Teachers are being fired and resources are cut because
of fiscal mismanagement. One of the highest dropout rates in the country. - Like crowds?? Come to Cali. Quality of life is bye bye. -
Standard of living. Going down. - Crime. Going up. Better have a good
job and good pay to live in a secure area.So, for those that don't
"get it", maybe now you "got it". Try living here, "You'll be baaack."
uh, nobody wants to locate in Utah, let alone Lehi? If I'm not mistaken, the
whole article was about someone, MICROSOFT to be exact, that IS locating in
Utah---in fact, smack dab in Lehi.This is the place to do business.
To Camel and anyone else interested: Long before WordPerfect was acquired by
Novell and when MS Word was still a struggling product, an external technical
advisory group WordPerfect had formed strongly advised them to develop a Windows
based product asap. That advice was ignored in favor of pursuing an OS2 version
and the rest is history as you know it.
Ashton should disconnect all the utilities, then hook them up one at a time when
Microsoft complains. That's Microsoft's business plan. Remember when
Thanksgiving point was going to be a big park open to everyone, as a thank you
Why on earth would anyone want to locate to Utah County? There
aren't any bars in Lehi, not to mention you can't buy beer there on the sabbath,
and the green fees to play at Thanksgiving Point are horrendous.
So many negative people. Blows my mind!
For those of you questioning the move to Lehi, look at the facility. The new
office park Thanksgiving Park is LEED-certified at the Silver level. It is a
very green building. Microsoft and other major tenants are very much drawn to
having corporate offices in green spaces. In fact more large companies pass
over Utah when looking for new offices/facilities because in addition to being
just a fly-over state there is a lack of 'green' space. Eco-friendly office
space is a good PR move. If cities want big growth from big name companies,
To an extent you're right about vision, however, you have to remember
Microsoft's deals (back then) with resellers and distributors including
preinstalling their buindled software with PC's - yes, Microsoft's vision was
pretty cruel and at times unethical, as proven by lawsuits they lost in Europe
and at home. And to Why Lehi?, hey Lehi is a great place. Lehi is also
at the center of the area between the Y and the U, hence its strategically
favorable location. Lehi also - if all their housing spaces are occupied, as
well based on the number of building permits issued - will have been the biggest
city in Utah - population wise (no pun intended)...hahahaaa
Microsoft didn't announce anything- Coldwell Banker and Thanksgiving Park
announced that MS was moving in as a tenant.Microsoft's had a place
in Draper since last year. It's my understanding that this office park is the
only LEED office park in the state, which was desirable to MS. Plus, it's on
the border of two counties that have highly-skilled engineers and software
designers.Talk about a bitter audience, this is a good announcement
are you talking about IM Flash? They have a huge place out in Lehi or Highland.
Not sure which city it actually sits in.People are flocking to Utah
in droves.Sorry for squashing the troll attempt.
Wow! A little bitter are we? Let's see. Novell bought WordPerfect around '92.
Man, that was 17 years ago. GET OVER IT ALREADY!P.S. You're free to
start your own software company at any time and reap the rewards for being a
Why Lehi? No one wants to relocate to Utah let alone Lehi. Isn't that why Intel moved out of Utah because no one wanted to come to Utah?
I'm no Microsoft fan, but I did work for Novell during the WordPerfect days, and
I can say that Microsoft didn't kick either out of anything. They both lost
their markets due to poor vision, WordPerfect didn't see Windows coming, and
Novell didn't see the Internet. But both companies established a strong
technology base in Utah that is still going strong today.
...Ashton and Bastion...the only two original software pioneers who sold a
company out from under it's employees (I got two movie tickets when I got laid
off and they walked off with 850 million) and bolted the business and are the
only two "founding fathers of the PC" who aren't still impacting the
industry.While Microsoft has made over 10,000 millionaires because
they went public, WordPerfect made 5. How appropriate this all
happened today at Thanksgiving Point...to remind everyone of the greed.
Here comes the camel, again, having already kicked WordPerfect out of its share
of the software market into near distinction, and still threatening Novell -
both of Utah County. The greater irony is Microsoft occupying part of
Thanksgiving Point which is associated with the Ashtons, founders of
WordPerfect. Well theres no heart in business anyway! ..LOL!
Chide MS for this old news. They are the ones who announced it TODAY.
Might be old news to a niche profession like high tech, but us commoners
appreciate the heads up.
Old news - anyone in high tech could have told DN last year that Microsoft had
already hired several engineers and they were actively interviewing more.
nice, I'm always happy with new software development positions, even if it is