Earlier today, we shipped Visual Studio 2005 and .NET Framework 2.0!
This is by far the best Visual Studio and .NET Framework release that we have ever done. I am very proud to be a part of the team that did a phenomenal job of delivering this fantastic product.
Last week I had a chance to talk about Leadership to a group of senior managers in one of the business groups at Microsoft. One nugget that I shared with that crowd is something that I wanted to share broadly.
We recently hosted a conference for our Most Valuable Professionals (MVPs). Over a thousand of our MVPs for all products attended the summit from all over the world. From a timing perspective, this was great having this right on the heels of the PDC.
I keep getting asked frequently what some of the key trends are that I see which will have a big impact on how we develop software. Here are five such trends that come to my mind:
Concurrency: What’s next with microprocessors?
Recently, Andy Lees (VP of Server and Tools Marketing), Ted Kummert (VP of BizTalk Server) and I had a chance to interact with Robert Scoble and Jennifer Ritzinger at Microsoft for channel 9. You can view this channel 9 session here.
I have often been asked as to why I blog.
The answer is:
– writing helps me crystallize my thoughts
– gives me an instantaneous worldwide audience
– enables me to have a 2-way dialog with the community
Blogging is a great way to have a 2-way dialog and conversation on topics that are of mutual interest and transcends geographical boundaries.
One of the biggest requests from our customers is for us to share what we have learnt and know about writing secure software with developers around the world. Our Patterns and Practices team has done just that. Here is the index to the security guidance.
With the advent of October, we are getting into yet another Holiday season. Microsoft has kicked off the annual giving campaign. This is an annual event where our employees’ generosity coupled with the company’s dollar for dollar matching policy (up to a certain dollar amount) has made Microsoft the leader in per capita employee giving.