Mark Cligget from Microsoft explains about CP whidbey cycle and CP goals. Very good and reasonable post. He is right in many points. From my experience on interaction with whidbey blogosphere I can say that I have a feeling that Microsoft fails in identifying what is black and white in the feedbacks that they get. May be they are not too much experienced in blogging area as they should be. For example many Microsoft developers that play important roles in development don't own a blog and if they do - one can find less than 5 posts on 70% of them (in a year). I mean that Microsoft misses real feedback on whidbey from people that earned their respect online and chooses random mails and posts from mostly anonymous people, that I suspect didn't install whidbey at all. As you can see Mark does not give names/links on feedbacks provided. Names, man, give me names ! And this is not the first time I can see this "we accept feedback from many people", "many of our customers say", etc.
CPs are definitely a good thing. May be incremental updates are better but if you make so many changes from build to build I can reinstall it. So what ? It has so many changes vs. .NET 1.1 that I have a feeling that many people which have online influence missed the opportunity to provide the feedback on so many issues. BTW, Longhorn is covered much better and online "prime time" belongs to it. It's not right of course. Whidbey should come before Longhorn. Yeah, and what about Yukon previews ?
Saturday, May 08, 2004 7:12 AM