I’m 35,000 feet in the air while I make this post ( which always geeks me out :) ), coming home after a few days participating in some events I pointed out in my last post. Although these trips are always tiring, they are also always *very* informative. I’m always surprised by some of the challenges our customers are faced with, and as I hear of some of these issues, I can’t help but stop to think about how our current and future Visual Studio tooling offerings can help. This trip, it was made very clear yet again that we’ve got a winner with our investments in the Test space and ALM space in general. Folks continue to struggle with common phenomenon, such as:
It is always amazing that no matter how many new features and capabilities you pour into a new release, seems like the first question coming from a customer always highlights the area of the product that you had to cut some features on, or asking for things that never made the list in the first place! Good job security I suppose…. :)
But one of the comments that a customer said to me this trip that made me very proud of our big Visual Studio team, was the fact that he really appreciated how willing Microsoft was to get feedback on the product and how willing we are to action on that feedback. I’m so glad folks are noticing that ‘cause we are really trying! :)
One other thing I want to point out before I sign off, Anu has posted some great links to videos showing off much of the test product that is new in VS2010. If you haven’t checked that out, please do.
P.S. I screwed up on my acronym recollection this trip. I was going on and on about how great the Microsoft Extensibility Framework was, and how we were using that all over Visual Studio these days. That’s all well and good, but it is the Managed Extensibilty Framework, not Microsoft. ( sigh ) Thanks for pointing that out Tim, *after* the presentations! :)