scooblog by josh ledgard

group manager | developer solutions | devdiv

May, 2005

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    Competing Against a Community?

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    From Sun’s Jonathan Schwartz As will become more obvious by the day , you can compete against a product, but it's close to impossible to compete against a community . It's no coincidence that as we enter our most aggressive product cycle ever, an...
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    Top MSDN Forums Contributors

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    I recently posted an announcement (lost in the long weekend) to the MSDN forums in an attempt to highlight and thank some of the best contributors. http://forums.microsoft.com/msdn/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=13946 Who's posted the most replies marked...
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    Stopping Pseudo Diversity in its Tracks

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    Last week I wrote about the all day class on " men and woman working together " I was subjected to. Well, I wasn't the only one who felt that the material did little to get beyond the promotion of poor stereotypes. My post, and a co-workers in person...
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    Grrrr, Can't Participate in Tags from MSDN Blogs

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    I've been trying to figure out a way to let people join forces on their blogs with combined categories. Ideally anyone could post a Visual Studio tip and developers could consume one feed. (Everyone wants in on Sara's Visual Studio tips category .) Why...
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    And the Winning Logo is...

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    This design, from the Channel9 member Mixelz , is now the Logo of the CPX team! If a copy of VS 2005 (once we ship) isn't cool enough he should take pride in knowing that, pretty soon, we will all have the design on our office door nameplates and be adorned...
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    Run-Off Vote for CPX Team Logo

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    There were 20 logos (customer and internally generated) to choose from in the vote we held last week . A top three emerged and there will be a run-off vote held this week. There should be a winner by the end of the week. The top three, in no particular...
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    Logo Contest Voting Opened Today

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    Voting for our teams new logo started internally today. The polls will close on Friday. As soon as I know I'll let you know who won. Remember, the customer entries are competing against some entries from our own team members.
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    The Lack of Thought Diversity in Software

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    Think Different – I’ve always loved this classic Apple tagline. Beyond the dig at Windows market share there is a lesson that could be applied to most of the software industry as I’ve seen it over the last 9 years. This statement should challenge you...
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    MSDN Forums What's Update for 5/7

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    I posted the latest MSDN Forums What's Update over in the announcements forum . This week I cover Microsoft employees making a difference in the forums, the question of cross posting, and the question of "do we actually pay attention?". Enjoy!
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    What happens when you “Ask a Question” on MSDN?

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    So you’ve searched for answer, but no one seems to have solved your problem yet and you need to ask a question about Visual Studio 2005 on the MSDN forums . Your question is posted and hopefully you’ll get a fast answer. One of our goals is to support...
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    The 9-Guys Have Left the Building

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    I remember a while back I kicked off some sort of contest . I have good news and bad news. The good news is that the 9Guys - for the people that sent me their addresses - have finally left the building! The delay could be blamed on any number of things...
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