Holy cow, I wrote a book!
In standard English,
is a fundamental belief held by a group of people.
At Microsoft, the term tenet is used as a generalization
of what we previously called
Things that everybody has to do
in order to be a good software citizen.
While taxes are typically very low-level and specific,
roaming user profiles
tenets are broader concepts like
API design and documentation.
The word doesn't escape the halls of Microsoft very often.
Most of the citations I have are internal,
but here's a case where Jon DeVaan let it slip
into a keynote address:
And together we've improved reliability on Vista huge amount.
And when you look at the compatibility tenet
that we have for Windows 7,
all of this work translates immediately to the reliability
of Windows 7 on day one.
somebody will confuse the word tenet with
the superficially-similar tenant.
We still have many bugs marked as High tenant impact.
Bad pun alert:
I guess a bug could be high tenant impact if it's a bedbug or lice.