Office Delay? Ya Don’t Say.

No, seriously, you don’t say (or shouldn’t), because it isn’t true. Over the last few days, some Mac sites have been reporting that the Universal Binary version of Office for Mac (officially unnamed, but currently code-named Office 12) has been delayed, but there is no delay or deviation from our development schedule. We’re hitting our…

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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…

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On the power of a small team -or- Why MacBU testing rocks

Geez, now I have to follow up David’s awesomely funny entry about the food alias with my dry post on testing. One of the first classes I took after starting here was called “Testing at Microsoft for New SDETs.” This class was full of about 25 people who had either just started with the company,…

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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…

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Bugs, how I love them …

I love hunting them down and killing them.  Hunting down and killing the developer who caused the bug would be just as much fun if it weren’t illegal in every country in the world, that and programmers would probably be an extinct species if every programmer who had a fix a bug killed off the…

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80,000 lines of assembly code, Cold Fusion, a Russian winter and one bad TLB entry ….

What do these things have in common?  They are just some of the few things I have lived through in my 16 years of developing software. In 1990 I graduated college and went to work at Apple Computer.  I still have the “Journey Begins” T-Shirt they gave to all new employees.  While there I worked on the…

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