First of all, my apologies for the lack of posts lately. June and July are always busy for me, with the combination of vacation, regular work, and our annual review process.
As part of our review process, we ask all of our employees to step back and think about how they did for the past year, and what results they are striving for in the next year. Many people take this kind of a personal inventory around New Year's (though, I hope, less formally than our annual review process). The result of this is typically packed athletic clubs in January :-). Microsoft's fiscal year runs 7/1 to 6/30, so from a work perspective our annual introspection ritual is time-shifted by six months. I have not, as yet, noticed an uptick in athletic club usage in July for Microsoft employees.
As C# Product Unit Manager, my high-level goals are:
I'm excited about the work ahead, especially about shipping VS 2005, which has received so much positive feedback from C# customers already!