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Curious about Microsoft's Email Culture?

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    jeffsand

    Ever wonder about Microsoft's Email culture? 

    We recently posted an email discussion we had as a team talking about broadening our sites scope, the quality of content and frequency of posting. 

    Its interesting to look at the time stamps of the replies as you read the thread

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    miies

    Reading it now. I'm curious, do any of you guys use (or even know) IRC? My company has used a private IRC channel for years as the main communication medium, and it works pretty fine, even more direct than e-mail.

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    Neil

    miies wrote:
    Reading it now. I'm curious, do any of you guys use (or even know) IRC? My company has used a private IRC channel for years as the main communication medium, and it works pretty fine, even more direct than e-mail.


    Not IRC, but a ton of IM conversations. There's more than 120 people in my IM buddy list and it's used quite a bit to have conversations.

    Neil

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    jeffsand

    Neil wrote:
    Not IRC, but a ton of IM conversations.


    We use instant message a lot on our team as well.  It works great.  Often though email discussions like the ones referenced in this thread turn into rapid fire discussions.  (Check out the time stamps on many of the messages in that thread)

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    samdruk

    IRC does have the advantage of being wide distribution (generally wider than the customary 1-1 of IM). Store and forward is key to bringing folks into the discussion later, however. (yes, I work with a remote team 2 timezones away regularly.)

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