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What's going on in Microsoft?

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    Manip

    I read several developer blogs and have noticed in the last couple
    of weeks all of them have been more absent than normal.. Charles
    also said something about him being particularly busy at the moment
    with a project.

    So are deadlines approaching all the projects or is it just a coincidence
    that all the Microsoft developers have gone into hiding all of
    a sudden?

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    Jeremy W

    Manip wrote:
    I read several developer blogs and have noticed in the last couple
    of weeks all of them have been more absent than normal.. Charles
    also said something about him being particularly busy at the moment
    with a project.

    So are deadlines approaching all the projects or is it just a coincidence
    that all the Microsoft developers have gone into hiding all of
    a sudden?


    Erm... Not EOY, not review time... Several major products are in beta right now (Vista, Office, IE, a number of server products, etc)... But, I'm not aware of anything huge happening right now in particular (at least nothing that would cause ALL MS employees to be nose to the grindstone)...

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    eagle

    Several people I know who work for Microsoft went to Redmond last week for what you might call an internal PDC.

    The presentations were the beta 2 versions of what we will hear in LA in September.

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    jonathanh

    Yup, that was TechReady - I presented at one of the side sessions. BIG internal conference, we took over the local conference center and spilled out into a couple of nearby hotels as well!

    And remember, it is August. People go on vacation Smiley

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    yag

    Lots of reasons around devdiv, anyway. Reviews, vacations, closing down on our product, and getting ready for PDC. Lots going on...

    yag

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    Larry​Osterman

    Manip wrote:
    I read several developer blogs and have noticed in the last couple
    of weeks all of them have been more absent than normal.. Charles
    also said something about him being particularly busy at the moment
    with a project.

    So are deadlines approaching all the projects or is it just a coincidence
    that all the Microsoft developers have gone into hiding all of
    a sudden?


    Reviews, end of milestone, vacations, funerals, etc.  Lots of people were out of town.

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