Ship It, Ship It Good

Hello everyone,  I thought this would be good time to jump in and introduce myself.  I’m the Director of Marketing and Planning for MacBU – a longtime ‘softie and closing in on my first anniversary in the Macintosh Business Unit. Like most of us in MacBU, I’m a long time Mac user – and this…


Here’s to the Crazy Ones

As many of you know, MacBU celebrated our own 10 year anniversary earlier this year. As you may also be aware, we’re also celebrating the 10 year anniversary of the Apple “Think Different” advertising campaign which debuted September 28, 1997. You know when you’ve stumbled into MacBU territory at Microsoft because of all the Think…


Hello from the new General Manager of the Macintosh Business Unit – Craig Eisler

Hi folks, Wow!  I can’t believe I’m actually here – General Manager of Microsoft’s Macintosh Business Unit.   I would not have guessed this is where I would’ve landed when I rejoined Microsoft.  But after looking at several great options over the course of the past couple months, I jumped at the Mac BU opportunity when…


Simonyi on a Picnic

As most of you likely already know, Charles Simonyi is in space, and, as has been widely reported, Simonyi worked on Word.  What many of you likely don’t know is that the first version of Word that Simonyi worked on was Mac Word 1.  Richard Brodie did the first version of Word for the PC….


Looking Back

Before I get started, I suppose some sort of introduction is appropriate for readers who have only recently discovered that some of us in the Mac BU are bloggers.  I’m Rick Schaut.  I’ve been blogging since February of 2004.  Here is a short bio I wrote about myself back then.  I’m currently the lead developer…


Incremental mojo

Hello, another introduction for you – my name is Geoff Price, and I’m the Product Unit Manager for MacBU in Redmond. This is MS speak for saying I have responsibility for the core engineering teams here (development, testing, program management and user experience research.) I look forward to contributing to this eclectic RSS broadcast at…



Hello! My name is David Weiss and I’m the Automation Test Lead in MacBU, which means that I build stuff to help us test our code better. It’s a great job. I could give you a detailed introduction, but I’ve kinda already done that. I could talk about automation practices or our sweet beowulf cluster,…


Let’s go way back

It’s Schwieb again, this time with a look back deep into MacBU history. No, not any public history — I’ll talking about my own history in MacBU. Brad Post’s blog entries about tracking down gnarly bugs made me remember a particular problem I worked on a very long time ago… I’ve got a lot of…


Common misconceptions from a former misconceiver

My name is Joe LeBlanc, I work on the Excel test team in Redmond. I’ve previously worked for both Apple and RealNetworks. Glad to be able to blog and see so many Mac users reading about what we’re doing! I started at Microsoft in January of this year. Like most people reading this blog, I…