1 Year Microsoft Anniversary

Well it’s hard to believe that its been one year already. The time has gone by so quickly. I have learned so much in my first year about the way that Microsoft works. It is totally amazing what it takes to make a product, the thousands of people involved. When I first started the team…

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I'm not sleeping, I'm working

A new study shows that sleeping is the best way to solve a problem . Working on bringing together Visual Studio and Office (VSTO) has its share of extremely difficult problems. How do you mesh fundamentally different users, Professional Developers and Office Information Workers in a way that makes everyone happy? So this I think…

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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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