What Ifs

As you know the topic of Software + Services provides a lot of fodder for discussion these days.   There is as much noise out in the market as there is code, and opportunity combined.   That said, I continue to believe we are doing some of the core work necessary to generate real business advantage over… Read more

Tester Center Live

There is always something new going on with the web and how we connect with customers and this week is no exception with the release of the Tester Center Website (http://msdn.com/testercenter) at this year’s StarWest conference.   For many years, Microsoft has recognized that software testing and quality assurance is an integral part of the application… Read more

It Does Rain in Seattle

People ask if it really rains in Seattle as much as they hear it does.   The truth is it doesn’t really rain as much as people think it does, but it is definitely gray more often than they might assume. What I don’t think people realize is that when it rains here it’s pervasive and… Read more

Integration and Interoperability

Integration and Interoperability, two sides of the same coin.  One of the things we work on across the entire Microsoft Application Platform and product portfolio all-up is insuring the different components work well together, and in fact it’s one of the things I often hear from customers that they like about our platform.  For example,… Read more

SQL Server Going Up

It’s Friday and I’m looking forward to the semi-finals of the rugby world cup tomorrow. Can you say England and South Africa in the final? J  I’m also happy to report that SQL Server 2005 has been positioned in the Leaders quadrant of the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Warehouse Database Management Systems, 2007.  As… Read more

Two Miracles

Having spent the weekend in France, this update is dedicated to a weekend of great rugby, dubbed as having two miracles by some of my friends from France.  I was quite lucky to attend both the England vs Australia game in Marseilles and the Argentina vs Scotland match in La Stade de France. Saturday was… Read more

The Buzz on BizTalk

I’m on the road again this week, with a few events to start with including EPC Connection in Chicago and SIBOS in Boston.   I enjoyed both of these events as they allowed me to see how BizTalk Server 2006 R2 is enabling new scenarios in different industries.  Couple that with the recent world-wide launch of… Read more

The Roadmap to Software + Services

Yesterday, we disclosed our approach to business services and the framework for how these services will come to market. You can read the press release here. This is a topic I am very passionate about and have spoken on in many customer and public forums for just under a year.  ”Services” are a great conversation… Read more