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September, 2011

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Mike Kelly

Mike Kelly

Mike Kelly owns Mike Kelly Consulting LLC, a technology consultancy based on Bainbridge Island, Washington.  He previously worked for fifteen years at Microsoft, ending as Partner Group Program Manager of the Consulting team within Microsoft's Engineering Excellence group.  This team investigates new software development practices and works directly with Microsoft product teams to improve their engineering efficiency and product quality.   Before joining Engineering Excellence in 2006, Mike worked for twelve years as a developer, development manager and group program manager on the Microsoft Office team.  He has written articles for MSDN Magazine and spoken at numerous industry conferences including Microsoft TechEd, Microsoft Professional Development Conference (PDC), and USENIX.  Prior to joining Microsoft in 1993, Mike worked as a senior engineer at AT&T; on enterprise content management systems at Odesta Systems (now OpenText); and as a database systems consultant.  He received a BS in Computer Science in 1980 from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.  Mike lives with his wife, Lisa Romasco, and his two sons, Kyle and Evan, on Bainbridge Island, Washington.

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    Here are my notes from the Steven Sinofsky keynote at BUILD . Keynote started with a video of developers, designers etc. working on Windows 8 giving their favorite features in Win8. ~450 million copies of Win7 sold (1500 non-security product changes seamlessly...
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    BUILD Windows 8

    I'm down in LA (OK, Anaheim actually...) for the BUILD Windows 8 conference - what was previously known as the " Professional Developers' Conference " (PDC) - not sure if the fact that it's changed names means that they want a broader appeal beyond just...
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