Posted by: Sue Loh
C’mon. Give it a guess. How many jelly beans are in the jar? I want to know what you think. A count of Microsoft full-time employees. Oh and be specific whether you’re talking about *WINDOWS CE* or *WINDOWS MOBILE* as a whole.
People who work for Microsoft: hey don’t spoil the fun by answering if you have a good idea. Guesses from eMVPs are welcome though.
I’m also curious about the reasons behind your guesses. Your take on how big a team must be in order to produce this product? Your perception based on newsgroup / blog participation? How many people you met at conferences and trade shows? Something else?
I guess the reason behind this question is my curiosity about the effectiveness and extent of our community participation. How much of a “human” side we have. Are we all the Borg Collective to you folks out there? I know, it’s really a completely different topic but it led me to this question. I’m interested in discussing it, though, if you are.
Eventually I’ll go walk through our org chart and post what I think the answer is. I’m too lazy right at this moment. =) It will, of course, be an unofficial answer and has the potential to be wildly inaccurate.