Past Week

This past week was a blur – lots and lots going on.  A few highlights: I had lunch with Robert Scoble and had a great talk about the power of blogs in building community.  We’re in the midst of planning more frequent drops of Whidbey bits, and two of the things we’ll likely do are get…

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Whidbey betas

Robert Scoble’s blog asked the “how do I get the Whidbey beta?” question.  I can’t answer that yet, but I can tell you about the direction we’re headed in for betas in the Tools division.  There are 3 areas that we want to improve: – broad availability:  in the past we’ve done limited betas and it has…

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Developers, community and Microsoft

A week ago I took a new job running the team that is driving the Developer Division’s community efforts for Visual Studio and the .NET Framework.  (I planned to write this in my first day in the job, but promptly got pretty sick and just returned to the land of the living).  Jeremy Bostrom (in…

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