Building and shipping software at Microsoft

I gave a presentation to our MVPs on how the Exchange team builds software yesterday. Assuming the participants aren’t just stroking my ego, it went pretty well. Often customers are surprised why their pet DCR isn’t implemented in the same release as when they request it; I think there’s a perception that A) there’s a…


Interviewing & testing/program management at microsoft

Today’s tip reminded me of something: when I was a tester in the Outlook group and did interviews, testing NLP was one of my standard interview questions. I liked using it for interviews because it’s something that you’d be able to grasp quickly even if you’d never used Outlook before. I’d seen other folks asks…


Enable reminders for non-default folders in Outlook

By default, Outlook only displays reminders for four default folders: Inbox (for items flagged for follow up with a date for the reminder) Contacts (for flagged contacts, i.e. “call this guy”) Tasks Calendar But if you need them in other folders (such as a “Family” contacts folder, or a secondary calendar), Outlook MVP Ken Slovak…

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