A View from Elsewhere

John Montgomery's Weblog

January, 2006

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    A "Live" Version of Visual Studio?

    After seven years in developer division marketing, I'm making a transition into the product team to work as a program manager to help define what a "Live" version of Visual Studio might look like. If you think about Office Live and Windows Live , you...
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    Not "Visual Studio Live": Call It "Tuscany"

    There's a natural inclination to shorten things. "Visual Studio" becomes VS, for example, and ".NET Framework" becomes ".NET." I should have thought more about that when I started writing things like, "figuring out what 'Live' means for developers" or...
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    On Being a Program Manager

    My newest job takes me from product management (marketing) to program management (product creation). I've worked with PMs (program managers -- oddly, PM never got to meant product manager) for my 7 years at Microsoft and learned that, despite what the...
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    On Posting Comments to My Blog

    I've had several folks email me saying that they can't find a link for posting comments. That's kind of weird, but I think I figured out the problem with some help from Larry Seltzer: Go to http://blogs.msdn.com/login.aspx . Sign in (you'll need a username...
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    The Replies Come Piling In

    So far I've had about a dozen emails and a cluster of posts about what a "Live" version of VS could look like. The ideas are really good (meaning, of course, that I agree with them ;-). Some interesting ones: Pair Programming via RTC. Greg Duncan...
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    Stepping Out for a Minute

    I'm heading off for one of what my former manager has called "me and my vacations." I have previously accured lots of vacation time that my wife is after me to take, so I've been taking my vacations in the form of three days off here, four days off there...
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