What’s the difference between SDE and SDET at microsoft?

I was exchanging email with a candidate last night who was confused about the differences between what dev and test do at microsoft, and as I tried to compose my thoughts about what it is that SDETs do, I thought that it would be good to share this on my blog. You can envision the SDET job…


Expression Interactive Designer – Now available!

It’s been a work in progress for what seems like a lifetime… But as of right now we FINALLY have a build of Expression Interactive Designer (EID) available for public download. We’ve also updated Expression Graphic Designer with a new XAML exporter. You can find both here: http://www.microsoft.com/expression  


Windows Live Local – Virtual Earth

I was playing around with Virtual Earth on Windows Live Local, and they’ve recently added a bird’s eye view to the mapping software. Here’s a bird’s eye view of my building on the Microsoft campus. http://local.live.com/default.aspx?v=2&cp=47.639567~-122.133399&style=o&lvl=2&scene=3729997