How Microsoft Uses VSTS 2008

In the last couple weeks, Steven Borg, Jeff Atwood and I did some one-day seminars on VSTS in California and Washington.  I keynoted the day and they did the heavy lifting of detailed demos.  In my talk, I demo’d some examples of how we inside Microsoft had dogfooded VSTS 2008 to manage the Orcas release. … Read more

How Microsoft Uses VSTS 2008

In the last couple weeks, Steven Borg, Jeff Atwood and I did some one-day seminars on VSTS in California and Washington.  I keynoted the day and they did the heavy lifting of detailed demos.  In my talk, I demo’d some examples of how we inside Microsoft had dogfooded VSTS 2008 to manage the Orcas release. … Read more

Credo

Last week I went on a Leadership Challenge Workshop.  It was a combined review of 360˚ feedback from customers, peers and managers, and exercises based on the work of Kouzes & Posner.   The feedback was largely positive, although I learned that I haven’t been communicating enough, something that I’ve heard from blog readers too, and… Read more

Illuminated by STAR?

I recently spoke at the VSLive and STAR conferences in Orlando. (You can watch the VSLive talk here and I’ve attached the STAR slides to this post.)  The contrast between the conferences was a good reminder that different audiences live at very different points on the Technology Adoption Lifecycle. Looking for the Revolution I spent… Read more

Applying Value Up at Microsoft

Let me start with thanks for Rob Caron‘s persistence in encouraging me to blog.  I haven’t blogged since the initial Team System announcement at Tech∙Ed in 2004 (Announcing Visual Studio 2005 Team System).  I promised him that, as soon as my book went to press, I’d start a regular column.  The book comes out this… Read more