PDC Wednesday

It has been a long couple of days, I have talked with a lot of customers in the past 24 hours, and I was up until 3:00AM last night talking about Add-ins, macros, and the like. But I need to say, I am quite excited about what I have been hearing.

After weeks, and months of writing code, you tend to hear only the horror stories of where we went wrong, the one bug that seems to bring a project to its knees, and makes somebody’s life miserable. You definitely start to question if what you are doing is the right thing. But Then I talk to people, see the products, hear the success stories, and everything seems right in the world again. I am now ready to go back to Redmond and write a whole lot of new code to fix where we could do better. I also got a lot of feedback about new features we should add. Some of them I will try to get into Whidbey, some we do not have the time but should make it into the next version.

I got to go to a few talks about Longhorn, showing all the new UI enhancements. I need to say that I am quite impressed. Some of it definitely is toyish, but it looks really good. Unfortunately we will need to wait a little while before it ships.