PDC Live from Redmond

So this morning I watched the PDC live from my desk in Redmond. This was great to be able to see all of the presentations without leaving my office (except for a bathroom break). It seems like 3 hrs is a long presentation. They had so much information to put out I guess. It all…

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Office System 2003 Launched

Today is the launch of the next version of Office. I am very exited about this version as a developer. My favorite feature is one that the user may not even know is there, XML. This version of Office takes the first step in pulling together all of the Office applications under XML. This has…

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Spec Writing 101

One of the primary jobs of a Program Manager is to create functional specifications. A functional spec describes “What” a feature is going to do. A functional spec should not describe the “How”, which is described in a developer spec or and architectural spec. So at Microsoft the products are large and complex with many…

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