Doug Seven

Director of Product Management, Visual Studio

Seattle Code Camp is Coming (and Boise too)

Seattle Code Camp is coming up in a couple weeks – January 26th & 27th. They have identified both a VSTS track and an Application Lifecycle Management track this year. I am preparing to submit some session and thought I’d ask you… What topics would you like me to cover at Seattle Code Camp? Boise… Read more

User Group Event: A Lap Around Visual Studio Team System 2008

On Monday, November 26th I will be presenting at the .NET Developer’s Association user group. My goal for the evenng is to spend 1-2 hours going over Visual Studio Team System 2008, showing off its new features, as well as some of the old stand-by’s that were in the 2005 version. Most of my time… Read more

Upcoming Presentations (Come along, I’d love to meet you)

I have a few upcoming presentations. If you will be in Kuala Lumpur in mid-September, I’d love to meet you. Please, come and introduce yourself. KL TechNite + MIND: Developer’s Rock on September 9th MIND Community and EC iTrain Sdn. Bhd will be organizing a joint event “MIND TechNite: Developers Rock” this coming September 9th… Read more

Scott Hanselman Joins Microsoft

I may be a few days behind on this one. This past Saturday, Scott Hanselman reported on his blog that he has accepted a position on ScottGu’s team in Microsoft’s Developer Division. Personally I think this is great for us all. Scott has always been an honest rival and critic of our, and we need… Read more

TechEd 07 in Orlando: I’ll Be There … Will You?

Quick note to say, hey, I’ll be at TechEd ’07 in Orlando next week, June 1st – 9th, and would love a chance to talk to folks in the community about our services, your community & information management needs, and ideas for the future. I’ll be at the Resources Zone, working on the MSDN side of… Read more

Microsoft.community and xClaims/Claimspace

Korby has posted a great deal of information about our xClaim effort (part of the Rapport Service I blogged about earlier). Unfortunately we were unable to get the xClaims in the frst beta release of Microsoft.community. We will certainly have this feature in our July release, and we hope to get it into the beta… Read more

Microsoft.community Beta Released

The Microsoft.com Community Technologies Team (the team I am on) has just released our beta of the new Community Platform we are working on. This beta will give you some insight into what we are building, and more importantly, the opportunity for you to help us out by giving us feedback. Start Here: http://www.microsoft.com/communities/default.mspx Then… Read more

Microsoft.community – RC Almost Baked

After several months of work, changing dependancies, a couple designs, and a handful of UI attempts, we are getting ready to release a Beta of the community platform we have been working on (Codename: Athens Microsoft.community). Athens Microsoft.community is made up of three pillars, Discovery Services, Rapport Services, and Discussion Services. Discovery Services enable the… Read more