C#’s Group Program Manager, Raj is blogging too!

My boss, the head of C#’s Program Management team, Rajpai is blogging here! Like Scott, Raj has a good idea of the broad initiatives of C#, what we want to do for the language and its customers.

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C#’s PUM is blogging now!

Our Product Unit Manager, Scott Wiltamuth is now blogging here. Scott has been the PUM of C# since we started and has a great view of where we are going, what we do and our overall strategy. To put the reporting structure in perspective, Microsoft has 3 main silos of hire types- Developers, Program Managers,…

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A 2 week snapshot of my MS life

Apologies for dropping out of the blogging world. Life got a little busy in C# land with us hitting ZBB and looking to wrap up Beta1 and looking to ship the Community drop. Oh and we did an Appweek. I love Appweeks. For three days we get a conference room far away from out building,…

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And today we have selected blog reads by Dan and Shaykat…

Two days ago, Dan Fernandez, our marketing dude dropped by my office for a meeting. We got to joking around and in a flash of insight, I pulled up his blog and proceeded to read some of his blogs in my most plaintive, pleading voice. Luke was also in the office, and both Dan and…

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Bug bounces

Our team is preparing for an upcoming ZBB or Zero Bug Bounce. This is where we try to get all our bugs opened 48 hours or greater fixed/resolved. This is a common good practice –  to try to get your backlog of bugs on the product down, as you prep to ship the product. This…

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Random stuff

I’ve been a little busy lately with various things happening. The MVP summit happened earlier this week. I actually got to meet a couple of our MVP’s who I know by blogs/postings – Mahesh Chandramouli, Michael Giagnocavo, Nicholas Paldino, Mark Michaelis and Wally McClure among others. Wally described to me his Webspider app which he has…

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C# Team Blog site is now up!

Check out http://msdn.microsoft.com/vcsharp/team/blogs/ to check out the rest of the C# crew’s blogs.

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Release Program Managers in Visual Studio

On the C# team, I’m a Release Program Manager aka the “Box” PM. Release PM’s are different from feature PM’s in that they dont focus exclusively on a technology area (such as the debugger, compiler, IDE etc). They have a more global scope where they look to understand – When’s our product going to ship?…

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