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In this section you will see comments from people who worked directly with me during the years. You can read their impressions about my work.

January 20th, 1997

Email from Bill Gates to me and my team at Microsoft

Subject: PC Selects Expedia as #1 Ecommerce Site"
Congratulations to all of you for this great recognition. I am impressed with the number of people I run into who have used Expedia and are happy with it..."

December 18th, 1996

Email from Deborah Greer, Manager of the Training Division at Microsoft to Greg Slyngstad ( my boss at the time)

"Just wanted to make sure you were aware of the valuable contributions that Soraya has made to the training and performance of the program managers here at Microsoft.

I specially appreciate Soraya's input on the new Managing Dependencies class for program managers, development leads and test leads. Although many Group Program Managers, program managers and others have contributed to the quality of the PM training programs; I would like to single her out as part of a very small selected group whose valued opinions I rely on and whose expertise help to provide quality training for Microsoft employees."

March 16th, 1993

Email from Peter Hatcher at Lotus directed to the Sales Team, myself, Rob Lippincott (my boss) and Tim Davenport ( Vice-President of the graphics Division at Lotus)

"I am pleased to be able to report that I have obtained a signed commitment from Osborne for the 1-2-3/W 1.1 Multimedia and AmiPro promotion. They have sent us a letter stating that they will place an order for 20,000 units. "Here is Tim Davenport's answer..

"Soraya configured a version of 1-2-3 (Tommy) and AmiPro onto CD for the Lotus International team listed below.

I do not know the details of the business deal ($) but 20K units is a pretty sexy one-time commitment for the ;lowest COGS we now offer.

Congratulations to Soraya for recognition of her continuing efforts!"

October 7th, 1992

Email from Roger Eames to Tim Davenport, me and Rob Lippincott and then an answer from Rob Lippincott to Tim Davenport and me.

Subject: What a NEAT Presentation

"Just a short note to say that I really enjoyed your presentation today. The content was very interesting and the delivery was excellent. Your SmartMaster was beautifull. Can I get a copy of it?

I wish you could do the presentation again for all of GPG. What a great demo of O'Keefe (FreeLance first multimedia version) with the multimedia tools!"

Rob Lippincott's answer:


"Let me add to Roger's comments by saying that I was very proud today..

...Of you - because your presentation was GREAT!

- Because you are such an energetic and thorough person- Because your story is so interesting- Because you work in my group... And of O'Keefe - because it really does support and deliver dignified multimedia!
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