Exit criteria are the shipping rules that a team sets for itself. For instance, one of the rules is "we won't ship with a known security issue."
Mike McKay is a program manager on the DevDiv release team (that's the team that ships Visual Studio).
Hear what Mike says about how exit…
VOIP to SOIP. That makes us laugh. But, how the telephone is changing is no laughing matter.
Combining video, voice, and data are changing the way we work. Balz Wyss, product manager for Windows Mobile, gives us a short primer on the trends he's seeing in the voice over IP market.
Did you know that a new Toshiba Tablet PC has three microphones?
They call them "array microphones." What is the reason? What could they be used for?
We asked Bert Keely, one of the visionaries who developed the Tablet PC about what you could use the array microphones for.
Bert Keely is one of the visionaries behind the Tablet PC. Over the next week or so you'll get to hear more from Bert and see his passion for the Tablet PC.
One of the more interesting things he showed us, though, is when he demonstrated the Tablet PC combined with mapping software. Watch as Bert…
We hope you've enjoyed this week of getting to know Larry Osterman a bit better.We asked Larry about times he's had working interactions with Bill Gates (co-founder of Microsoft).Larry remembered one interaction he had back when he was a coder on the DOS networking stack in LAN Manager 2.0.Ahh, the…
We usually don't run commercials here, but since Halo 2 is coming next week, we thought we'd give you yet
another shot of hype.
In addition to the video commercial, linked to above, here's
an interesting article about Halo 2 in Entertainment Weekly.
We'll have a series of Halo 2 game…
Larry Osterman has worked through tons of tough technical problems in his 20 years here. So, we asked him what the toughest one was that he remembered working on.
Turns out it was the Exchange 2000 ACL model.
What's the toughest problem you've faced?
Over the 20 years that Larry's worked at Microsoft he's seen a wide variety of pranks played on people here. So, we wondered, what were the ones he remembered?
What are the funniest pranks you've ever seen played in your offices?