Jobs for people that want to build igloos

If you are reading this then you have probably seen our “igloo video”.   Like I said in the video, we work in the Developer Division Engineering Excellence team.  As a group we help build software like Visual Studio, the .NET framework, Asp.Net, etc.  We help by improving the engineering practices, performance, processes, and our customer…


Best Testing Posts

Good Tests for Bad Parameters Making Software Testable Scooblog on Corporate Transparency Slashdotted for Open Source Comments Starting to Test Connected Applications Talents and Testing Talking to Customers Testing and Customers Complete Testing Catagory


My Bio

I’m currently a Program Manager working to increase Developer Division customer satisfaction through our community participation efforts. I am also helping to shape the vision for community features to be built into Visual Studio. I took this job in the spring of 2004 after spending four years as an SDET and SDET team lead working…


Welcome to the Developer PowerToys

The Developer PowerToys site is a “work in progress” directory of cool utilities and tools developed by Microsoft and the community that are meant to improve developer productivity. Currently, on this site, you will find the original list of Powertoys projects on the right, catagorized feeds from the Powertoys Blog, and a blog created for…



Software Design Review: Typically a meeting where we present the current state of our plans or bits to a group of customers in order to gather their feedback.  Generally the number of customers is kept small enough to permit collaborative discussions, yet large enough to have useful voting. 


The Disclaimer

These postings are provided “AS IS” with no warranties, and confers no rights. The content of this site are my own personal opinions and do not represent my employer’s view in anyway. In addition, my thoughts and opinions often change, and as a weblog is intended to provide a semi-permanent point in time snapshot you should…