Going Dark

Since the nights are getting longer and it’s Halloween, let’s talk about going dark.  This isn’t about wearing a black costume for trick-or-treating!  Going dark is a term used to describe the situation where someone hasn’t communicated in a while.  This could be on any topic but mostly for individuals it is about the lack…

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Cooking with Windows

Since Windows7 released today, I think it is a good time to reflect back on my experience in the Windows Client team and working on the different versions of Windows.  Vista and Windows7 were done much differently.  When Vista shipped and we were making big changes to how we were going to manage the next…

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15 Years Ago Today

15 years ago today was my first day at Microsoft.  In the last 15 years, a lot has changed.  Here is the way things were 15 years ago: There was no IE.  There was no Outlook.  There was no concept of mobile or digital media. There was no Office, just separate apps like Word, Excel,…

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Do Whatever It Takes!

I had a test lead years ago that did a great job at setting expectations for his people.  But for himself, his main goal was always stated as “do whatever it takes to ship the product”.  This was really difficult to measure him against.  But the concept is an interesting one.  Many teams fall somewhere…

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