This is a pretty exciting day as Visual Studio 2008 has shipped. This is the first product I've shipped with Microsoft which makes it a milestone for me. I think back to what feels like yesterday (2 years ago) when I started on Project Cider and all we had was a half working XAML previewer.
Since I represented my team in the Developer Division shiproom, late last week I got to sign these big 6 foot Visual Studio boxes and received a t-shirt of all of the best shiproom quotes. I was happy to see I got quoted twice!
- "We have no crud in our database" (referring to our bug database)
- "This bug is best illustrated by watching the video" (I created a video of a bug repro to support my arguments to get an approval to check in a fix for that bug)
It really has been a great experience for me and I've learned a lot over the past two years. I really look forward to working on our next release.