When I posted my blog about all the exciting news that we announced at TechEd Europe from the Developer land at Microsoft, I got a lot of queries and comments from people wanting to know the differences between the Express products and the other products in the Visual Studio 2005 family.
A lot of people have been asking me about getting an insight into what happens as part of developing a product at Microsoft, particularly around the end game of a release. Since we just finished shipping Visual Studio 2005 Beta1, I thought I would recount the last few days prior to the release about what happened internally in the team.
I am writing this entry as I sit in my hotel room in Sao Paulo following the end of the Imagine Cup 2004 Tournament.
I was here to do a keynote to kickoff the TechEd and PDC events in Brazil as well as to award the winners of the Imagine Cup 2004 tournament.