Zero Bug Bounce

I am excited to announce that as of 6pm, Nov 19, the Developer Division hit the ‘Zero Bug Bounce’ (ZBB) milestone for Beta2 of Visual Studio 2005.  This is one of the key milestones on the way to a major product milestone like a Beta or the final release of a product where we have eliminated our bug backlog and the development team is handling bugs that are coming in real-time.  


The team worked very hard to help us reach this milestone.  Ever since we shipped Beta1 earlier this year Summer, we have consistently focused on improving the quality of the product by fixing bugs, doing a limited number of work items (also known as Design Change Requests or DCRs) based on customer feedback, being selective about what we deferred to the Release Candidate (RC) milestone and not postponing or deferring chunks of bugs/issues to post Visual Studio 2005. During the 5 month push to the ZBB milestone, the team has done a tremendous job fixing bugs.  At the same time, they managed to keep the RC milestone bug backlog to the bug caps we had originally set and eliminated much of our bug backlog. 


Looking ahead, we are entering the most important phase of the Whidbey product cycle, the Security Push.  By now, we all understand the impact of a security vulnerability issue in a shipping product for our customers and for us.  Over the course of the next four weeks, we will focus on the security push, do the due diligence and ensure that we produce the most secure versions of the .NET Framework and Visual Studio ever.  We have a lot of work to do – threat models, code reviews, annotations, and penetration testing to name a few, all to ensure that our customers can be confident trusting their mission critical applications and businesses to our platform and tools.   Please note that though we think about security during the entire lifecycle of the product, each product does go through a concentrated security push milestone to ensure that we have done our absolute best.


We are on target to deliver the most compelling Visual Studio ever.




Comments (21)

  1. Sahil Malik says:

    Namaste Soma,

    The new VS is awesome. I am architecting a .NET 2.0 project on a tight deadline and we are anxiously waiting for the Beta2. When do you think should we expect that?

    – Sahil

  2. サンクスギビングホリデーも最終日 ZBB

  3. James Hancock says:

    Heck, I would just like a new interim release soon, cause the current interim for B2 of SQL server is VERY buggy…

    any eta on that?

  4. Visual Studio 2005 Beta2 Zero Bug Bounce.

  5. S. Somasegar says:

    Hi Sahil,

    We are currently targeting delivering Beta2 of VS2005 in Q1 of calendar year 2005.

    Good luck with your .NET 2.0 project!

    – somasegar

  6. Vipul Patel says:

    Does a ZBB phase indicate there there will be no new feature added to the existing list? i.e. Will this be the final feature list?

  7. "Soma" Somasegar, Corporate Vice President, Developer Division at Microsoft, blogged that Visual Studio…

  8. S. Somasegar says:

    Hi Vipul,

    We are pretty much feature complete for Visual Studio 2005. There are still a few small DCRs that are likely to come in primarily to reflect customer feedback on the features that we already have and to fit and finish the scenarios that we want to enable with this new release. However, they will be minor tweaks for the most part.

    – somasegar

  9. Tom Frey says:

    So, are you going to get another CTP drop out now? I think this would be good as it should be pretty stable now since you hit ZBB, right?

  10. S. Somasegar says:

    Hi Tom,

    Our plan is to put out a Community Technology Preview for VS2005 at least once every 2 months between now and when we ship. We are planning on putting out our next CTP this month – should be available in the next week or so.

    – somasegar

  11. "Soma" Somasegar, Corporate Vice President, Developer Division at Microsoft, blogged that Visual Studio…

  12. "Soma" Somasegar, Corporate Vice President, Developer Division at Microsoft, blogged that Visual Studio…

  13. Kevin Gao says:

    ZBB is such an important milestone in software development. After having more than 3000 tasks and bugs for SourceAnywhere 3.0, we have only 38 bugs open today. I believe we will reach ZBB this week.

  14. 생활지혜 says:

    실내 온도를 빨리 올리고 싶다면 가습기를 튼다

    외출 후 돌아와서 집이 추울 때 보일러 온도를 무작정 높이지 말고 적당한 온도로 맞춘다.

    대신 가습기를 틀어 집에 습기를 더한다.

    보일러를 작동시키면 바닥이 덥혀지면서 집이 따뜻해지는데,

    습도가 높으면 공기 순환이 빨라져 집이 빨리 데워지는 효과가 있다.

    출처:다음카페 생활의지혜!

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