Why Blog

style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Why Blog they ask… I believe that
Microsoft has benefited greatly from the enormous community support that is
available for the .NET Framework.  
I have been thinking for a while about how I can best contribute to that
community.  I spend some time on the
newsgroups and on the developmentor
, I spend even more time goading my comrades into doing the same… I
go to conferences and user group meetings as much as I can to connect with the
community. But it has always felt like I could do more. o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />

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style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Enter blogs. style="mso-spacerun: yes">  I have been reading and writing an
internal blog for very short time (about a month). style="mso-spacerun: yes">  But I have already found them to be a
great way to share extemporaneous comments. style="mso-spacerun: yes">  style="mso-spacerun: yes"> To share my thoughts and perspective… to
provide a flavored editorial service on content that is out on the web. style="mso-spacerun: yes"> 

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style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">As you might have noticed, I am
Microsoft employee (for over 6 years now, where did the time go??) and this is a
hosted on a Microsoft site so it is safe to say I will be blogging about that
particular part of my life.  I will
NOT be the official company line on any topic, but I will write about what I
know and what I care about. 

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style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">So, what do I know and care about
you ask… well…I have been working on the CLR team for basically the whole time I
have been at Microsoft… My passion has always been the developer view of the
platform.  What are the APIs
developers build against and how can we make the platform better for them. style="mso-spacerun: yes">  This has taken on a couple of
forms.  Designing much of the BCL,
creating the Design
Guidelines Specification
and the href="http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/cpguide/html/cpconwhatiscommonlanguagespecification.asp">Common
Language Specification, working with the industry to create the class
libraries part of the CLI
out of TC39-TG3. 
And now… well, now, I can’t really say exactly, except that I am sort of
working with Chris and kind of with href="http://www.gotdotnet.com/team/dbox/">Don and the href="http://msdn.microsoft.com/events/pdc/">PDC will

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style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Oh, and yes, I am using href="http://www.simplegeek.com/CategoryView.aspx?category=BlogX">BlogX and
Syndirella style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">.. I will post my BlogRoll as soon I
a figure out how to weed out the internal ones sites on that

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Comments (4)

  1. nielsb says:

    Hi Brad and Welcome!!

  2. Kreditkarten says:

    Interesting Blog…. Ralf

  3. Brad Abrams says:
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