The .NET Sweatshop (v2)

"My life belongs to the whole community and as long as I live it is my privilege to do for it whatever I can." - George Bernard Shaw

July, 2004

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    patterns & practices Live!

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    A year ago, when I stepped into my current role on the p&p team, I knew that we created good content but we weren't doing enough to make our stuff consumable. I didn't like that we just threw it over the wall and assumed that customers would get it...
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    Keep It Simple, Software Guy!

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    Simplicity is a funny thing. A colleague of mine was showing me an ad for Visual Studio that was set in an office. The coders in the office had put together a ridiculously long diagram to represent the application they were building. My colleague was...
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    Three Years and Counting...

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    Today is my three-year anniversary at Microsoft. It’s hard to believe. I love telling the story about how I had no intention of coming here—I had a cool job lined up in management consulting and was ready to live the life of airplanes and...
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    Software Socialism?

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    Working with the patterns & practices group has been a really interesting way to spend the last few years of my life (three years this week!). When I got here, we were just “PAG”, the team that worked on the first MSA and the Reference...
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