P2P redistribution of Technical Preview

A couple people suggested p2p mechanisms as a way to enable downloads for anyone, and asked about restrictions on copying in the EULA.  Offhand, P2P seems like a great solution here, and I’ve started a thread with our legal department about making it so the EULA doesn’t preclude it.  It’s going to take a while…

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March Technical Preview and non-MSDN subscribers

I received a question asking how/if people who aren’t MSDN subscribers can get this build.  Unfortunately, we do not yet have a way to enable this.  The issue is really one of not figuring out the logistics yet – we want to do this.  There are two (obvious) approaches – some kind of media fulfillment process…

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Visual Studio 2005 Technical Preview March 2004

… also known as Whidbey.  People are starting to get this – some got it at VSLive/MDC, MSDN subscribers can download it now, and we’re in the process of manufacturing and shipping media to alpha participants, MVPs and PDC attendees (should start showing up over the next week).  This is not beta-quality.  We run weeks…

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Microsoft Values

(Warning:  This is squishy and abstract and has nothing to do with developer technology.) I just came back from a management development course called “Values-based Leadership”.  The premise of the course is that by understanding one’s personal values and melding them with the company’s values, one can provide more credible and effective leadership.  I had a…

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Any timing on the Whidbey Beta yet?

I got this beta timing question a few days back.  I’m sure you’ve heard this before, but we don’t announce beta/release dates mostly because we don’t know exactly when the development/testing stars will line up.  While I can’t tell you when the beta will be, I can tell you that we will be releasing a…

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