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September 23, 2011 at 9:01 AM

Microsoft’s company meeting starts soon at Safeco Field. Tweets starting already.

Microsoft’s annual company meeting takes place starting at 10 a.m. today, with about 18,000 employees expected at Safeco Field. It is scheduled to run till 3 p.m.

The meeting is closed to the press, but employees and others are already tweeting about it. For instance, @SermonsDomain, whose bio says he’s a music analyst, has a photo of the stage setup, saying: “”Microsoft company meeting at Safeco. Set up is dope.”

A Microsoft employee tweets: “It’s Company Meeting Day! Headed to Safeco to have morale increased through pep rallies and boxed lunches.”

Last year at its company meeting, Microsoft had a “no-tweet policy” whereby employees who registered received an e-mail outlining the policy and signs were posted, and audio announcements were made, at Safeco Field reminding employees of the policy. Public relations and corporate communications also monitored Twitter during the meeting, contacting employees who tweeted during the meeting, reminding them of the rules.

We have an email in to Microsoft asking if the no-tweet policy is in effect this year as well.

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