Elissa, you being a Principal PM at Microsoft, I expected some great (something unique) answers from you;, but after listening to this video I saw nothing different in your answer as compared to other PMs or Sr. PMs.
I believe interviews like these (interviewing standards questions)should be stopped, so that you speak more about what is the achievements or accomplishments you made in last 9 years, that made a difference in MS. You did mention that you chose this industry as you got a chance to maske/bring a difference, but how do we know what difference you brought to us. You answers to me sounded more fluff-talk.
I personally think its waste of your time in this interview, and waste our time too. Wish you could add more examples to your talk
Whatever you demoed was real cool, but was it worth it?
IMHO, everybody knows these kinds of simple unit tests, I guess everybody would love to see some unit tests that is written on complex stored procedures
If you guys plan on doing those, then there shall be some value add to these videos else I guess its waste of time.
Few Comments + Questions for Javed
1. When you are speaking about product at such high-level, its better to have a picture of the architecure or white board it
2. Having few screen shots of few applications whiere you said this product will be helpful, would have explained the things better
3. Any customer-base (Industry) who have used this tool, if you could have shared that info. that would have been a value
4. Can you demo a real-life example (please do not demo a dummy data), would love to see a real-life example
5. Can your product merge with other technologies (non-MS Technologies)
6. Would love to hear more about customization involved in base-product, to meet customers requirement.
7. What are the dependencies, can we get some additional information (Share Point, SQL Server, Office 2007..... and .....?)
8. Still sounded like a "Small Businesss Server" application, rather than "Enterprise Application"
In this video you have mentioned that by typing 3 single quotes in the editor it will generate <Summary> tag which can be used for API documentation.
Is there anyway to add a new feature (if it does not exist) which will generate:
1. <Summary> skeleton tag for every method in the file for the ones
where there are no <Summary> tag defined
2. If this TAG is already defined, then it will verify/update the parameters if they are in-correctly defined
3. If this TAG is already defined, then it will not touch the existing comments written but will only edits the bare minimums
More like code re-factoring.
In short, insted of developers typing 3 single quotes (3 /// in c#) for every method, there will be an option (with enable / disable option in Tools-->Option for sure ) that will generate <Summary> tag across the application or atleast current file for sure.
This will defenitely be a great value add
1. In EDIT Mode, how do ensure that we can edit only limited fields rather that all the column. Is that doable?
2. Where / How do we edit the code, can you add more in-sight on that please
3. You ran BLINQ from command prompt, that generated some vb/c# code, which I presume is editable. If so, lets say I made edits to these c#/vb code. Now if I re-run BLINQ from command prompt, will it over-write my chanes?
1. How to add more "Color Schemes" to the existing list, are they customizable
2. How to add more "Header Themes" to the existing list, are they customizable
3. Can we audit the page content changes, if so can that feature be enabled/disabled?
4. Some companies already have their web-pages hosted by 3rd party companies. Does the tool support importing those pages in your tool. Can you please Demo that
5. I would be happy to see few of the fatures which are explaining REAL-Life scenarios
6. Are there any live webcasts planned on full-blown demo of this new product?
7. Terra mentioned something about 22 applications. What are these and where can we get them? Could you please provide the list? Is there a single please where we can get the list please?
8. Of these 22 applications, very few are most commonly used. Can somebody point us to most commom pain-point
people encounter implementing them