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Macs allowed in Microsoft?

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Jan 6

Can a SDE get apple laptops and desktop in Microsoft? Location: India

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  • Microsoft Micr0s0ft
    Why do you need a Mac? Because rich people have Macs and you want be one of them? You work for damn Microsoft. Get a Windows laptop and get work done.
    Jan 614
    • Microsoft VnLW07
      Macs as much as they have felt better in the past is no longer so I think. Our new surfaces feels just as good.

      But please go ahead by all means to purchase your own for that glowing Apple logo.
      Jan 6
    • Amazon / Eng
      onMyWay

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      Try developing on a windows machine for anything but Microsoft development.

      Good luck.
      Jan 6
    • Microsoft 4655434b
      Only if OP was to work at microsoft...
      Jan 6
    • Microsoft khdlyxo
      Typical Microsoftie response lol. How about letting employees use what they want so they're happy and productive?
      Jan 6
    • Microsoft Micr0s0ft
      What about using the most appropriate and the most supported hardware? Or you're going to use your MacBook only to remote into your desktop?
      Jan 6
    • Amazon / Engn0v
      Macs are not the most appropriate and supported for vast majority of engineering needs. But Apple is a good marketer and makes decent, if overpriced, hardware.
      Jan 6
    • Microsoft 4655434b
      What about using the tool we build so they can be made better? Instead of jumping on to the next shiny new toy, lets fix what’s broken, maybe then others will use it too & maybe then your TC can grow instead of helping TC of ppl working at other companies
      Jan 6
    • Microsoft khdlyxo
      Who says you need a Windows machine to do your job? Entirely dependant on the role
      Jan 6
    • Illumina / Other
      activesite

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      activesitemore
      FWIW our mobile app devs prefer macs (even the ones who have an affinity for Microsoft) because obviously you need a Mac for iOS development, and they all seem to prefer android studio on the Mac to the windows or Linux version as well.

      I don’t know if these are rich guys tho
      Jan 7
    • Microsoft Micr0s0ft
      Sorry but you must be fucking stupid and your reasoning doesn't make any sense. If you have a business need (e.g. you work on an iOS app) then go ahead and pick up the most appropriate tool (e.g. a MacBook). Otherwise get a Windows laptop if you work for Microsoft
      Jan 7
  • Microsoft Mr 🌏
    Only designers can have Macs. All other roles can only get a Windows machine (surface or lenovo)
    Jan 64
    • Microsoft pmsquared
      Surface or Lenovo? Boy what?
      I got to pick my device from the internal site myself and had like 100 options ranging in brands and costs from ~$200-4000+.
      Jan 6
    • Microsoft C#🎷
      Not true.
      Jan 6
    • Blue apron vKgI27
      This is not true, this guy is just talking out of his ass. iOS developers and other mobile engineer also have the option to use a mac
      Jan 6
    • Microsoft / Product
      Brazuka

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      Brazukamore
      It's broader than that too blue apron. My team has nothing to do with mac/ios apps and we can still get macs
      Jan 6
  • Microsoft jmvh
    Not true. You can pick either of Windows, Mac. I haven’t seen anyone pick Linux.
    Jan 61
    • Microsoft / Product
      Brazuka

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      Brazukamore
      Linux is software, pick is hardware based. are you guys dumb or something? You can install Linux if you wish on any of your devices
      Jan 6
  • Microsoft wbYt28
    No. You don't get a choice of hardware at all. If your admin gives you a thinkpad, that's what you get.

    Macs are usually only for teams working on multi platform stuff or designers
    Jan 62
    • Microsoft / Engmelkor
      This. I have been in a couple of teams. Never been offered a choice. Some teams might allow you to choose, but I think they are a minority.
      Jan 6
    • Microsoft UnicrnKila
      It actually depends on your team. My team picks whatever we want. I have a top end Surface Book 2.
      Jan 6
  • New / EngYh1r23
    Yes, you have the option between mac and windows laptop.
    Jan 63
    • Google / Engchupanibre
      No Linux?
      Jan 6
    • Microsoft / Product
      Brazuka

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      Brazukamore
      You can do whatever with the hardware
      Jan 6
    • New / EngYh1r23
      You can install Linux if you want. They gave me a mac which I keep as is, and a linux workstation with gpu hardware for heavy computes. I could get a windows laptop instead of mac, but chose the mac as I'm used to it.
      Jan 6
  • Microsoft SatyaClaus
    Bring your own if you want one. I do. I actually prefer windows and the Mac slows me down. I use both.
    Jan 60
  • Microsoft 4655434b
    Pick whatever you want, but simple question... you enjoy your TC, and, I assume, want it to grow... windows still generates $ for msft & you own msft stock, right? So, why make personal choices that have a long term negative impact on ur own TC?
    Jan 60
  • Amazon / Eng
    G@ngnam

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    In general, how much TC should I expect if I clear interview for SDE 2
    Jan 61
    • Microsoft / Engmelkor
      Somewhere in the 30s for L61. L62 would be higher, not sure by how much.
      Jan 6
  • Microsoft 😎 🍯 !!!
    Mac and Cheese is allowed at msft!!!
    Jan 61
    • Amazon / Eng
      onMyWay

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      Jan 6
  • Microsoft / Engplump🎃
    Literally no macs here. Our OS X and iOS write themselves.
    Jan 70
  • Microsoft Mrktwhspr
    Don’t get a Mac as an sde in msft. You will be mocked nonstop and will be put on pip within 6 months.
    Jan 60
  • Microsoft tuvu
    In Azure. Mac here.
    Jan 60
  • Microsoft SIRM47
    I kept my old Lenovo, put Ubuntu on it, and an pretty happy. The Surface that replaced it is good too. If you're team didn't tell you what the budget for a laptop is refresh time and let you choose whatever, you're on a team I wouldn't choose to work for.
    Jan 60

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