Having a virtuous feedback loop built into a system is absolutely critical for the system to constantly learn, get feedback and improve. Inside Microsoft, we do an employee survey to get feedback from the employees on a variety of different topics both to get a pulse on what is top of mind for people as well as to use that information to help improve ourselves.
Customer visits are one of the more fun parts of my job. Last week, Scott Wiltamuth and I visited three large enterprise customers to understand how they are using (or not using) our tools and technologies, what works well for them,
As Mark Twain once famously said, “Rumors of my demise have been greatly exaggerated.”
I’ve thought this same thing as I’ve read many of the comments in the press and the blogosphere over the past couple of days about the “end” of support for VB6.
Microsoft Visual Studio 2005, code named Whidbey, will radically improve developer productivity while continuing to provide full access to the Microsoft .NET Framework. If early feedback from our beta customers is any indication, this will move the dial significantly on developer productivity and enable what I call “personalized” productivity.
I just noticed that the VJ# Developer Center has been updated recently to show the J# MVP’s. It is exciting to read about the MVPs who are out there helping in the developer community every day. Since I’m on the subject of J#,
Last week I had the opportunity to meet with a group of MVPs in Hyderabad. I was there to spend a few days with the Microsoft India Development Center folks and took the opportunity to meet with the local community. I really love these meetings because it gives me an opportunity to thank folks who do an amazing job in the community and also I know that these people usually don’t hold back and give candid feedback.