Testing Community Based Open Source projects for corporations

John’s blog postings on testing open source projects where recently picked up by Mary Jo.  Not bad PR for the work our team has been doing and good lessons to read if your team is looking at taking components open.  Our team has learned many lessons about the open source world since we released our…

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Good hire by Sandy & Crew… Yag goes to work on Communities

Yag, a fixture in the foxpro/data community, has decided to take on the challenge of architecting community platform infrastructure at Microsoft.  This means that he’ll get to hear at lot more of my griping and brain farts than he did when he was in the same division as me. 🙂  I can only see upside for…

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When will other products be as responsive?

Here is a mail from one of my blog readers about our responsiveness during Whidbey. I’m hoping that our product groups will be just as, if not more, responsive during Orcas.  Want to know how to increase your teams customer sat…   —–Original Message—–From: <snip>Sent: Monday, March 13, 2006 11:11 AMTo: Josh LedgardSubject: (scooblog by…

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The importance of setting good examples

http://teamsystemrocks.com/blogs/mickey_gousset/archive/2006/01/06/590.aspx Given that, I shot an email off to Soma expressing my appreciation, but I didn’t necessarily expect to hear back right way, if at all. And now comes the part where I say Microsoft is becoming more open.  I received a response back within 5 hours of when I sent it.  Now it wasn’t…

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Good Feedback on VS 2005 Documentation

[Via Mickey] If you have installed Visual Studio 2005, and have not checked out the documentation included with it, then you need to.  Go to: Start->All Programs->Microsoft Visual Studio 2005->Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Documentation This new documentation app has a couple of cool features, and a couple of bugs that still need to be worked…

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10 Reasons to Love Microsoft

I read a lot of the Weblogs, Inc Network content.  Its just good stuff and they hire good bloggers.  Amongst all the hatred you experience as a Microsoft employee it’s nice to see a post more in line with the holiday spirit.  Though the comments aren’t as nice as the post… at least the post…

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Rob Caron Attempts to Define Community

I have a lot of respect for everything that Rob and the Team System crew has accomplished top to bottom in the “Community Space”.  In his most recent blog post Rob attempts to define what he considers the community space, the impact its had on our releases, and how our transparency has helped eliminate the…

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Cross Posted Top MSDN Forum Users and Forums for June

This is cross posted from the announcement on the MSDN Forums I just made.  Who’s posted the most replies marked as answers from the end of May to June? Who are the domain experts? Here is the June view of top forum users!In June (5/20-6/30)Top Answerers Across the MSDN forums are…David M. Kean              170 durstin                        76…

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Blown Away by our Customers

I haven’t yet figured out exactly why certain posts become more popular than others.  I never really expected much of a response from this.  I cross posted it over at Channel9 because the customer creativity there that inspired me to open up our teams internal logo competition in the first place.  Now its almost three days…

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Another Believer: “Microsoft Does Listen”

Thanks to Rob Caron, who forwarded this to me. Via Jeff Putz In a post from Tom Arnold, PM and ninja for VSTS Test, he says in response to my post that the stuff I didn’t like about the testing stuff will be fixed in beta 2. Rock on. That’s good news. In particular I…

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