alright, more stuff.
1, some LinkedIn stuff as usual.
Huijun, Wu worked in Midori team as intern from June 2014 to August
Midori (operating system) Storage Engine Application Development
1 Developed TwitClone web service for ingesting and indexing tweets by MSP/ASP .NET
2 Optimized the tweet processing throughput
3 Developed client driver feeding tweets to TwitClone by Apache HttpComponents and Commons
most interesting thing here is "MSP", guess that was something like "M# Server Pages".
the recommendation from Ahmet Altay is also interesting
In our team he worked using a new language and a new tool set. His learning curve was faster than expected on these new technologies. He was tasked with developing an application to show case strong parts of our technology stack. He made great progress on that, showing incremental updates and eventually bringing this vision into reality.
Mircea Trofin, a .NET team member, worked in Midori OS group from May 2013 to August 2014, now working in Systems Programming Group.
Shrinath Shanbhag, January 2013 - Present
Worked with a tiny selectively picked set of developers on the development of 2D graphics stack for an internal OS incubation project, written in a new safe systems programming language.
Developed a hardware accelerated 2D rendering subsystem for this OS.
Implemented the HTML 5 Canvas rendering api for the OS web browser.
Matt Shaw, described his HR work in early 2014 as "Helped re-deploy Start-up Business Group's incubation projects to other engineering groups during Microsoft's companywide re-organization."
Chris Brumme updated with some details of his recent years work:
2013 - 2014: Director of Development for Base & Build in the Operating Systems Group. Managed the Hyper-V, Kernel, OS incubation and Engineering System teams (310-380 developers).
2005 - 2013: Co-founder, Architect and eventually General Manager for a significant OS incubation effort (100 developers at its peak).
then, some bad news, many important team members have left Microsoft recently.
Colin Red, the Hyder researcher, went to Google.
Martin Taillefer, the Amiga veteran, went to Google
Ozben Evren, who ported Cosmos to Midori, went to Google
even Soner Terek lists Microsoft as 'previous' work, maybe he is also left.
so the main devs in the OS part of Midori team are almost all gone now. :S
2, in October, Joe Duffy posted a blog post about the error model of M#, interesting parts include:
One program we ported was a speech server. It had a routine that was swallowing HRESULTs for several years, but nobody noticed. Sadly this meant Taiwanese customers saw a 80% error rate. Fail-fast put it in our faces.
remember my quotes above from Dzmitry Huba about speech recognition engine and Windows Phone ? it sounds like Midori is actually used in production, to power Cortana ??? =:O
3, Dave Treadwell from OSG talked about Midori in an interview
"We are integrating all of the company's OS product engineering work into the OS Group; it was very dispersed before so having technologies like Midori and Drawbridge and all the rest of them within the OSG means we can look at those concepts and see if we can make them part of the platform and we're looking at those." Indeed, he said, "there's a lot of that functionality that is now part of Windows."
also, Rick Rashid has left OSG and working in OfficeDiv now, not sure if his OSG days were related to Midori stuff though.