Shipping the October Community Technology Preview

As part of my tasks as a release manager, from time to time I actually get to ship software! Last week we shipped the Community Technology Preview (CTP) for October. This month’s CTP consisted of a new build of the web download packages of the Visual Studio Express Edition SKU’s.   You can go download…

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Product Metrics/Release Criteria

As we drive towards Whidbey Beta 2, the Product Metrics/Release Criteria are a main guiding principle in assuring we are shipping the right quality product.  These metrics/criteria are made up of a number of goals and test coverage requirements (approx. 40) which were defined during Beta 1.  Some examples are: ·         Stress goals that ensure…

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Product Unit Reviews

We’ve been driving our bug counts down over the past few months, with an eye on what we call ZBB. We “went dark” a few weeks back, which had a significant impact on the overall bug count and really improved the quality of the product. We’ve fixed a tremendous number of bugs and have only…

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