Richard Erwin

Richard has been with Microsoft for 8 years starting as a Developer Support Engineer troubleshooting and debugging complex customer development issues.  For the past 2 ½ years Richard has specialised in Visual Studio Team System and Application Lifecycle Management.  Prior to joining Microsoft he gained a first class degree in Computer Science and worked as…


Jon Pratt

Hi, I am the  Developer Tools Business Manager responsible for the finance and insurance sector, (including capital markets).  I’ve been doing this job for a couple of years now.  I have been at Microsoft for about seven years in total. Prior to my current role,  I spent a number of years working as a Partner Manager, looking after some of Microsoft’s largest…


Mark Richardson

Having graduated in 1989 with a BEng Hons in Electronic Engineering from Sheffield University, I started out writing closed loop control system DSP assembler code and schedulers. I then moved to work in Sales Management and Business Development with first Integrated Systems and then Wind River at the intersection of the collision between, RTOS, Portable Devices,…

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Neil Kidd

I joined Microsoft towards the end of 2000, and have been in the Dev Tools team since July 2006, having moved over from Microsoft Consulting Services. For the previous 2 1/2 years I’d been an Application Development Consultant, working with a variety of customers and partners assisting them across the whole of their development lifecycle. This pretty much…


Blogging History

Interesting blogging article in the Telegraph, I wonder how many people blogged on the 17th October and made history: here


Want to see Visual Studio Team System (VSTS)?

Are you interested in purchasing Visual Studio Team System? Are you a senior developer, architect or project manager? The following sessions are free and limited to 15 people and are held in Microsoft’s Technology Centre (MTC) at Microsoft’s UK HQ, Thames Valley Park, Reading. The day runs from 09.15 to 16.00 and covers the business value of application life cyle tools as well as a scenario…


Frequently asked Questions

One thing that microsoft developer tools and licensing does raise is questions – as a team we will answer numerous questions as we go about our week. Have a look here http://msdn.microsoft.com/subscriptions/faq/default.aspx#licensing to see if your questions are already covered. You can also contact the MSDN Helpline on 0800 05 17 215 or msdnic@eu.subservices.com comment back to us or…


New to MSDN? Not sure where to start?

If you are brand new to the Microsoft Developer Network – a good place to start is here . It will guide you to the various sub sections of information that you may be searching for whether it be related to downloads, how to buy, events, partners, the community or specific developer areas. I’d also recommend signing…