I've been really bad about posting for the past few weeks due to a huge number of deadlines. I want to apologize for being so bad about maintaining this weblog lately. I will be adding more consistency content over the coming weeks, so stay tuned for that. On another note, the VS Core editor team has started a group blog. One of my favorite people in the whole wide world posted on it recently. I highly recommend reading their blog, you'll pick up some cool stuff from there.

So what has Aaron been up to lately:
I have been heads-down on tracking down user interface consistency issues throughout Visual Studio. We're doing a ton of work to make Visual Studio a terrific-looking application, and this has been consuming a phenomenal amount of time lately. For example, I spent all of last Friday running through a series of common usage scenarios for our product. I am going to follow up on this in the near future with more information about the scenario testing that we've been doing. On a lighter note, I spent last weekend in California since my better half was graduating from college (I even got a bit of a tan).

You can look for blog posts on the following topics soon:

  • PSS issues that get handled by DevDiv (aka Days To Solution)
  • The Real Users Every Day program, where we have given a few of our customers copies of Whidbey to work with, and then check in with them on a weekly basis to get their feedback.
  • User scenario testing in VSCore.
  • More Windows UI consistency tips and tricks.