My Team’s Recruiting Video

It isn’t 1350 pounds of sand (ask Josh sometime about his beach front office – yes, we did), but it’ll work.


VS Extensibility, VS SDK, and Shared Source

James Lau is a Program Manager for the VS SDK.  He describes the near future of community projects and activities for the VS SDK, including Shared Source and Power Toys (my new 4 favorite words). Check out his post and leave him some feedback.  I’ve been advising them on how to do Shared Source releases…


New Comment Policy

I’ve implemented a new comment policy that comments won’t be allowed on posts older than 2 months.  I hate doing this, but last night i deleted 200 spam comments (since i have comment moderation turned on, you didn’t see them), only to get another 200 this morning waiting for me to delete 10 at a…


5 years = 5 dozen pastries

On 17 September, 2006, I made my 5 year anniversary at Microsoft. 5 years ago, i attended NEO (new employee orientation), listening to all of the nightmares of cancelled flights, people getting stranded out-of-country, and so forth.  And every 20 minutes, someone would run to a Kiosk to check the stock price. And now for…


My Interview with James Howison, speaker from OSCON

MichaelF from the Port 25 team had a great idea to have me do a follow-up podcast with James Howison, the speaker from OSCON 06 that i learned a tremendous amount from about OSS Communities, and apparently, how to build cathedrals, since that’s what my mom thinks i do now.   ::winks:: Link to: Sara Interviews…


Lessons Learned from OSCON 06 – Port 25 Presentation

The Port 25 team filmed me giving my Developer Solutions (power toys) team a presentation on all that i learned from OSCON.  Check out the video (yeah, it is a little long, but it is also available as a podcast / mp3 format.  it’s mostly audio anyways).   And also check out the thread at the…


Katrina 1 year later – Celebrate Life event schedule in Waveland today

Posted with permission from author.  Over the next few days, i’ll look for photos online to link to. To all those who have helped: We know that we will never be able to remember or to thank all those who came to our aid after Katrina. Some gave gifts of food, water, ice, clothing, gift…


Recent Power Toy "Getting the word out" Changes

Update:  I’ve attached the OPML file (see bottom of this post) used to create the MSDN RSS feed, in case you’re having issues with the RSS feed on the power toy landing page. Over the past week, we’ve made some changes to the way we interact with the community, some based on internal discussions and…


The Future of the Power Toys Forums

Many of you power toy users out there have already visited our power toy forums.  We created this forum to discuss current and future power toys.  This forum has supported both the needs of our community and our internal processes very well. However, CodePlex itself has discussion boards, aka forums, associated per project.  I’ve struggled…


Good thing to know when making a custom editor

Good thing to know when making a custom editor By Matthew Manela (Developer Solution Intern) Here’s a walkthrough to a problem I ran into when I was trying to create a custom editor that lets you change what language the code window is in on the fly.  Here is the situation: You are developing a…