The Stages for New Employees at Microsoft

Phil Haack blogged about how, as a new Microsoft employee, he’s drinking through the firehose [FYI to Phil: Brian Goldfarb has been using this as the motto on his blog since 2003, before Dare’s post] and I’d thought I’d add my two cents to the lifecycle of new employees. Microsoft absolutely has a "sink-or-swim" mentality…


Popfly Goes Public!

What an exciting time, the whole Popfly team has been working on towards our open beta announcement at the Web 2.0 Summit just a few hours ago and I was lucky enough to demo Popfly in action with John Battelle and Steve Ballmer on stage (see Barron’s blog for a full write-up). Want to pimp…


Cribs for Geeks: Who’s Geek-Crib would you want to see?

Jeff Sandquist is looking for potential Microsoft employees who wouldn’t mind showing how they’ve pimped their house with technology like X10, Windows Media Center, Windows Home Server, and more. This is an awesome idea and it rocks that Jeff and team are doing this. Amusingly, I dug up an old email from June, 2004 with…


Visual Studio Content Survey

As Kathleen McGrath blogged about in detail, we’re running a survey on Visual Studio content with the goal of improving this over time. Please give us feedback 🙂


.NET Framework Source Code Libraries now available

Check out Scott Guthrie’s blog post for information and screenshots.   Yes, you’ll have to sign a license for it (reference license), but this is huge and a big request from customers to be able to step into actual .NET/BCL code. Currently available is Windows Forms, Windows Presentation Foundation, Base Class Libraries (BCL), and more…