Then I did the written homework in Word, embedding two Visio diagrams, of a parse tree and a DFA, and two Excel tables, one of a shift-reduce derivation and one a parser table.
I referred often to this week's Powerpoint lecture when doing my work. Tuesday, I used Media Player to view the lecture side-by-side with the Powerpoint deck from home due to poor road conditions, so today I only needed to refer back to the accompanying Powerpoint deck.
All the while, I was using Windows and listening to music with the Zune desktop software.
My experience today was not bug-free; Windows froze. Happily, Office recovered all my documents I was working on. The Zune software is buggy, but I didn't happen across any bugs today.
But ten Microsoft products... and I didn't even think about it until twenty minutes ago. Sometimes it's worth sitting back and realizing just how well-integrated and enabling all these products are. While not a line of my own code appears in any of the scenarios I exercised today, I'm still proud to work for the company that made all this happen.