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    What do I look for in Microsoft hires?

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    I have often been asked by professionals and students – “What do you look for when you interview a candidate for a job at Microsoft ? ” There is abundant information on the internet regarding Microsoft interview questions . Regardless of the questions...
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    MSDN Search

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    If you have ever used MSDN , you would agree when I say that the #1 request, by a huge margin, from our customers is improved search. The MSDN team at Microsoft has been working on improving search. Recently, the team launched a new MSDN Search...
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    Chat w/Ken Levy on VB.Net

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    Ken Levy recently came and chatted with me about VB.NET in Visual Studio 2005 for a channel 9 posting. Ken, as you probably know, has been a long term fan, advocate, customer, product planner and a team member of the Visual Fox Pro team in the Developer...
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    What's next for us?

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    Now that the launch of Visual Studio 2005, SQL Server 2005 and BizTalk Server 2006 is over – or should I say the worldwide series of launch events has just begun, because we literally are covering over 240 cities spanning 90 countries touching hundreds...
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    The journey

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    Without going into any details, I can tell you that this whole week has been quite an interesting, learning and humbling experience for me. Thankfully, it has nothing to do with Visual Studio 2005 or .NET Framework 2.0, but nonetheless work related. ...
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    Beginner's luck

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    A few days ago, I had the opportunity to join my colleagues – Ted Kummert , Paul Flessner , Andy Lees, Steven Guggenheimer and Ilya Bukshteyn for a friendly game of Blackjack on ‘ Microsoft After Dark: The Launch Show ’. In addition, we also had Kate...
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    Visual Studio 2005 and .NET Framework 2.0 shipped!

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    Earlier today, we shipped Visual Studio 2005 and .NET Framework 2.0! This is by far the best Visual Studio and .NET Framework release that we have ever done. I am very proud to be a part of the team that did a phenomenal job of delivering this fantastic...
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    Dream big

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    Last week I had a chance to talk about Leadership to a group of senior managers in one of the business groups at Microsoft. One nugget that I shared with that crowd is something that I wanted to share broadly. In my opinion, the first and foremost...
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    MVP Summit

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    We recently hosted a conference for our Most Valuable Professionals (MVPs). Over a thousand of our MVPs for all products attended the summit from all over the world. From a timing perspective, this was great having this right on the heels of the PDC....
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    Key trends in software development

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    I keep getting asked frequently what some of the key trends are that I see which will have a big impact on how we develop software. Here are five such trends that come to my mind: Concurrency: What’s next with microprocessors? If you talk to the...
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    channel 9 - Here I come!

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    Recently, Andy Lees (VP of Server and Tools Marketing), Ted Kummert (VP of BizTalk Server) and I had a chance to interact with Robert Scoble and Jennifer Ritzinger at Microsoft for channel 9. You can view this channel 9 session here . This gave...
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    Why do I blog?

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    I have often been asked as to why I blog. The answer is: - writing helps me crystallize my thoughts - gives me an instantaneous worldwide audience - enables me to have a 2-way dialog with the community Blogging is a great way to have...
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    Security Guidance for Applications

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    One of the biggest requests from our customers is for us to share what we have learnt and know about writing secure software with developers around the world. Our Patterns and Practices team has done just that. Here is the index to the security guidance...
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    Giving

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    With the advent of October, we are getting into yet another Holiday season. Microsoft has kicked off the annual giving campaign. This is an annual event where our employees’ generosity coupled with the company’s dollar for dollar matching policy (up to...
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    Your questions about VS 2005 RC

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    When I posted my blog about us reaching the Visual Studio 2005 RC milestone, I got a number of questions from people on a variety of different issues. Chris Dias, who runs the project management for Visual Studio 2005, recently posted a blog summarizing...
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    Enterprise Library and .NET Framework 2.0

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    The Enterprise Library is a library of modifiable source code application blocks that our PAG team (Prescriptive Architecture Guidance) put out earlier this year. I have been pleasantly surprised at the uptake (or should I say download) of these application...
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    .NET Framework and world-wide applications

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    Along the same lines as my previous blog posting, I thought I will focus on the features that we have added to the .NET Framework to support international applications. Here is a few that are top of mind for me on this: Custom Cultures : Many organizations...
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    World-ready Visual Studio

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    Recently, I got asked by a number of people about what we do to enable our products to be world-ready. We had two areas of focus for globalization and localization support in Visual Studio 2005. The first area is what I refer to as “worldwide enabling...
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    Visual Studio 2005 Release Candidate

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    Earlier today, we reached another very significant milestone for Visual Studio 2005 and the .NET Framework 2.0. At the Professional Developer’s Conference in Los Angeles , we made the first Release Candidate of Visual Studio 2005 available to attendees...
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    Microsoft Expression

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    Today we are announcing a new set of products under a new brand called Microsoft Expression. Microsoft Expression is a suite of tools targeted at creative professionals including Web designers, UI designers and graphic artists. At PDC 2005 , we will demo...
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    Language Integrated Query (LINQ)

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    Historically and industry-wide, programming and data have been two different islands. The development of data-enabled applications has presented developers with multiple challenges in the past decade. Developers have been asked to master multiple languages...
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    Leadership attributes

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    As part of Leadership Development efforts at Microsoft, I get an opportunity to chat with people about my leadership philosophy. Here are a couple of nuggets of information that I wanted to share broadly with you all. Sometimes we use the word leadership...
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    Infrastructure - key to success

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    On a recent trip to China , I had the opportunity to visit the Zhi Zhu software park in Shanghai . Construction started just a couple of years ago and companies have recently started moving into the park. However, I was very impressed with the infrastructure...
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    PDC 2005

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    Thank you for the overwhelming response to this year’s Microsoft Professional Developer’s Conference . I personally get super excited about the PDC for two reasons – 1) it gives us a chance to show off some of the latest and greatest technologies that...
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    Visual Studio 2005 update

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    We are now about 77 days from the November 7, 2005 launch of Visual Studio 2005, one of the most significant releases in the history of the Developer Division. We have been releasing Community Technology Previews regularly since Beta 2 and will have one...
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