Jobs, AppWeeks, and Beta 2 in the oven…

It’s been busy but it’s been worth it. Lots has been done over the last couple of months and beta 2 should be a good one. Because we’ve been a little shorthanded lately it’s been a bit busier even but we’ve made some progress on that front with some new additions to the team who…

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Santosh speaks…

Santosh, who I have the pleasure of working with everyday, has posted a really interesting entry on what it feels like to be a software tester at Microsoft. Absolutely one of the most interesting and well-written posts I’ve ever had the pleasure of reading on the subject of testing. You can enjoy it for yourself…

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More C# bloggers

A couple of more C# bloggers! Welcome Scott and Raj. I’ve added them to the list of C# team bloggers I’m still sort of maintaining. If I’m missing anyone, let me know and I’ll fix it up.

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It’s been a while…

but I am actually still around. There are definite signs of life on my personal blog (which has recently moved from jixal.com to MSN Spaces) but it’s definitely been slow on the work blog. Still piling up a bunch of topics that I should get around to posting someday. Hopefully soon. For now though, if…

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Wanna join the C# team?

We’ve got a few positions open on the Visual C# QA team and we’re looking far and wide to find the right folks to fill them. If you’re interested and feel you have the passion and skills we’re looking for then I really hope we’ll be hearing from you soon. You can read more about the openings…

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Eric moves on…

Eric has decided to try something new after what I believe has been close to 10 years of compiler land (C++ and then C#).  Eric was my first manager at MS when C# was about to go from SafeC to COOL.  I’ve really enjoyed working with him over time and it’s certainly going to be a…

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I’m behind…

The last few weeks have been the definition of busy for me.  Getting beta 1 out the door hasn’t exactly been a relaxed process and there’s a bunch of other stuff going on at the same time.  But the beta is finally out.  Express SKUs are finally out.  The MSDN feedback site is finally out…

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Mgmt Training at Mt. Si

I’ve been shacked up at the Rainbow Lodge Retreat with about twenty-something other MS managers this week attending one of the many management development courses available to us.  It’s been very interesting so far and have definitely picked up a few insights along the way that may help in the future.  It’s also been fun and competitive…

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Cyrus blogs…

Cyrus is a developer on the C# IDE team and he’s recently started blogging.  In almost two days, he’s already accumulated a ton of great entries.  Subscribed…

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Grant moves upstairs

Grant has been my next-(office)door neighbor for a long time now. But tomorrow it comes to an end as he’s moving upstairs to the JIT64 team. Grant started full-time about a month after I did almost five years ago now. It’s going to be strange not having him on the team any more but it’s good to know…

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