Noah Coad

A Microsoft Program Manager on Visual Studio Platform (and an underground coder, lifehacker, hockey player)

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  • Blog Post: 5 Years At Microsoft

    Five years ago today I walked into Microsoft building 41 as green as the first day of college.  This entire time I’ve been in the Developer Division with the pleasure to work on improving some of the best software development tools in the industry.  The first 3.5 years were in Visual Studio...
  • Blog Post: Keeping Up With Microsoft News

    "How do you keep up with what's going on at Microsoft?" a student recently asked me.  Good question!  So I told him I'd do a little post on it... Probably the best way is through either prolific MS bloggers, 3rd party bloggers, or news sources.  I find many people outside the...
  • Blog Post: Joined the Visual Studio Platform Team

    In my pursuit of getting closer to the heart of our development tools, I've taken up a new position as a PM on the Visual Studio Platform team! Team System has been my home since I first joined Microsoft three years ago and I believe it is an amazing product that is helping making software development...
  • Blog Post: Your Bugs Are Our Top Priority

    It's true.  Believe it or not.  When you submit a bug report related to Visual Studio through https://connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio , they become our top priority.  They're higher priority than even our own internally submitted bugs!  We also track suggestions for improvements...
  • Blog Post: I'm Upgrading to Windows Vista and Office 2007

    My only work computer (laptop w/ XP Pro) died this morning. Since we just RTMed Windows Vista, I figured it was about time to upgrade! Unfortunately our internal support won’t have Windows Vista RTM ready for network install for another four days, but I’ve got to have something now, so I’ll be wiping...
  • Blog Post: Classic Arcade Games @ MS

    You may have heard that there are video arcade games scattered around MS, that "all set to run for free!". Here's the inside scoop... Well it is true, however, some breakrooms/kitchens have a better supply than others. When I was in building 41, there weren't any on my floor. :( In my current building...
  • Blog Post: News: Microsoft Acquires Winternals (Sysinternals)

    Microsoft Acquires Winternals Software: Company appoints operating systems kernel expert Mark Russinovich as technical fellow. . Wow. Sysinternals freeware tools are very popular among the teams here at MS and I use them on an almost daily basis. Winternals is the parent company and Microsoft just...
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