Microsoft.com Engineering Operations TechCenter NEW on TechNet.Microsoft.com

The Microsoft.com Operations Team is pleased to announce the launch of our new Microsoft.com Engineering Operations TechCenter. This site ids designed with the ITPro/Systems Engineer in mind. We get to work on some cutting edge technologies and our goal is to share our experiences, best practices, and findings with the ITPro/Systems Engineering community. Take a…

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Microsoft.com Engineering Operations Forum Is Now LIVE!!

  We are pleased to announce that the Microsoft.com Engineering Operations Forum is now live on TechNet.  Come join us in discussions that are focused on Engineering Operations. Ask questions, give us your insights, help us build the community of folks that are engaged in real-world systems engineering. Log in with your Windows Live ID…

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Why Dogfood?

What is Dogfooding? Dogfooding is a Microsoft term for adopting a Microsoft product (or in a generic sense any new technology) typically while the product is still in a state of development. Microsoft Product Teams provide release builds for consumption prior to the final release to manufacturing (RTM), and product teams typically call these pre-RTM…

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The Platform Update Dilemma…Eat the Dogfood and Maintain Available

While the MSCom Operations team manages 1800+ production servers, hosting over 120 different web properties for internal Microsoft groups (similar to most Ops teams), we also play an important role in helping ship Microsoft system software.  Meaning we deploy several Microsoft system software products (OS, IIS, SQL, etc) before they ship to the marketplace.   In…

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