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September 16, 2005

Business Week Articles on Microsoft

Business Week has a package of articles about Microsoft, including one about people leaving Microsoft and an interview with Mini-Microsoft.

The first article has a quote from me about the delays in Windows Vista: "People look around and say: 'What are those clowns doing?'" I get this from people in other teams at Microsoft and it's super-frustrating. I really do think Windows is more complicated than anything else Microsoft is doing. The different hardware, all the features, app compat, old stuff, new stuff...but if you try to explain that it sounds like whining. And I'm sure it's true that people have left Microsoft because of the delays. The only answer that works is shipping the software.

The Mini-Microsoft interview is interesting. Mini's target audience is really inside Microsoft so it could theoretically be an internal blog, but I don't think it would work as well. People get a thrill from anonymously posting in public (especially things like details of level/salary) and that wouldn't happen on the corporate network (besides they might not trust their anonymity there).

Posted by AdamBa at September 16, 2005 07:57 AM

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Those were interesting articles. Thank you for sharing them. As for being mentioned and quoted, congratulations. That seems very cool. Maybe flattering is a better word, but all around it must be nice to be recognized in some form.

Posted by: Paul at September 16, 2005 10:36 PM