January, 2005

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    C# this week: 1/28/2005

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    The dev team came out a swinging this week. We started with a fairly high amount of bugs and last week they did a great job of exceeding our expectations of fix rates, by fixing about 120 bugs. This week the C# release team expected a slowdown - hey we...
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    The hoops we ask people to jump through for ask mode...

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    Next week, every bug that C# checks in to Whidbey Beta2 will have to be approved by our triage team. To simplify this process a little, we ask teams to come to us with a template of information already filled out about the bug. This makes discussion really...
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    C# Languae chat in one hour...

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    Got questions about the language design? The language team will be on their keyboards at 1pm Pacific today for a chat with customers. You can join the fun at: http://msdn.microsoft.com/chats/chatroom.aspx
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    Ideal C# talks

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    We were talking about talks at conferences today, and it got me wondering...what talks would you like to have our team present on at a conference? Or maybe just certain topics? We used to approach this from a team perspective - learn about the compiler...
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    The glass is also half full...

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    I've posted recently about bugs we havent been fixing. I fear this tends to put a negative touch on the great job our team is doing in fixing other, more important bugs. Our triage team sat down today and looked at fix rates over the last year, and our...
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    C# Compiler blog

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    Luca is our uber cool C# compiler program manager. He gets to do cool stuff, such as sit in on language design meetings, think and plan the future of the compiler, chat with Anders Hejlsberg etc etc. He recently started blogging on various aspects of...
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    C# this week 1/21/2005

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    We had a rollicking ride this week in our PU. Bugs once again became the name of the game. After two months of security push, we started transitioning back to bugs this week. The release team (Jay, Kartik and I) have started to do the standard swan songs...
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    Bug triage: 1/20/2005

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    Our team continues to triage bugs as we look to get into a good state for Whidbey's Beta2 release. Today we ran into 2 customer issues that I thought I would highlight. Both were Ladybug (our internal name for the Product Feedback site http://lab.msdn...
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    Crashdumps of yore to go away

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    Scott Nonnenberg on our team has posted on a recent cut we are looking at...see http://blogs.msdn.com/scottno/archive/2005/01/19/356347.aspx We've had some discussion over this proposal for a while. For various reasons we'd like to stop supporting crashdumps...
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    Debugger chat in 20 minutes!

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    Just a heads up that the Debugger chat is in 20 minutes! You can find the chat at http://msdn.microsoft.com/chats/ or go to the chatroom here: http://msdn.microsoft.com/chats/chatroom.aspx As some background, the C# debugger team owns the IDE debugging...
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    Bug triage.

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    tri·age: At Microsoft triage is a process used to sort bugs. As teams start shutting down the product for a major release, they decide which bugs to fix, which bugs to postpone, which bugs to move to another milestone etc. As you sit in a triage room...
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    Taking care of the pennies...

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    Over New Years, I read a book called the Millionaire Next Door , which got me thinking hard about organizing my finances. I've started spending about an hour each night thinking about retirement, how I save currently, how my investments are structured...
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    C#'s Group Program Manager, Raj is blogging too!

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    My boss, the head of C#'s Program Management team, Rajpai is blogging here ! Like Scott, Raj has a good idea of the broad initiatives of C#, what we want to do for the language and its customers.
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    C#'s PUM is blogging now!

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    Our Product Unit Manager, Scott Wiltamuth is now blogging here . Scott has been the PUM of C# since we started and has a great view of where we are going, what we do and our overall strategy. To put the reporting structure in perspective, Microsoft has...
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    Upcoming C# chats!

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    Happy New Year! I had a great break and am back in Redmond all recharged and ready to go! Highlights of my break - I cross country skiied for the first time! I learnt how to build a fire using wood(laugh it up, but for an urban city boy like me, this...
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