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How failures in the wild get categorized by analysis.
This is not so much Microspeak as it is Microsoft Real Estate and Facilities-speak. The following notice was displayed in one of the buildings: Microsoft Real Estate and Facilities will be converting lab 1234 to a team space. The new space will ease occupant compression. Occupant compression? Ouch, that sounds painful. The term compression
Windows 8 introduced its own code names. Last time we learned about charms, a term which started out as an internal code name but wound up as the public name for the feature. When you called up the charms bar, a little information box also appeared in the lower left corner of the screen. This showed the time, date, battery status, and networ
Recall that Microspeak is not merely for jargon exclusive to Microsoft, but also for jargon that you need to know because nobody will explain it to you. Here are some citations. This class has a lot of knobs and controls to support many scenarios, but are they all necessary? The controls have a number of events and knobs to allow you to cus
Remember that Microspeak is not merely for terminology specific to Microsoft. It also covers terms in common use which you are expected to know because nobody will explain them to you. In an old Microspeak entry, I included a snippet from an old document that included the sentence Project XYZ is at ZBB and we are now at a recall class only b
Here's a citation for the Microspeak term tented from an old Microsoft job listing that is no longer available, maybe because the req has been filled. You and your team will decide how the Office clients and services measure their success in performance sensitive areas like latency, memory/disk footprint, and battery life not only for the dev
At Microsoft, you'll often encounter three letters put together to form an acronym representing what appears to be a group of people of some sort. Document title: Monthly meeting with CMR CMR will review the status of all projects in the upcoming weeks. From: Morgan ... email message ... Thanks for all your hard work,CMR This acronym co
Remember, Microspeak is not merely for jargon exclusive to Microsoft, but it's jargon that you need to know. The abbreviation POR stands for plan of record. It is always spelled out when spoken: P-O-R, and the O is usually uppercase even though it stands for a word that is not normally capitalized in titles. The plan of record represents th
The other day, I heard the Microspeak term over-index used in the wild. It's like birdwatching, but for words. In a brief interview with Redfin CEO Glenn Kelman, they talked about the significance of having Amazon headquartered in your city. And Amazon can take some of the wealth of Seattle or Silicon Valley and bring it to the center of the