Tuesday, April 03, 2007
Ahem... Your Words Can Show Up in the Strangest of Places


So I forget just what the heck it was I was looking for when I stumbled across Long Zheng's post: Microsoft job teases Office 14 and new Office Workspaces team - istartedsomething.

First of all: Love the Uncle Sam graphic! I'd be very happy to have a hi-res version of that to put on my wall at work.

Secondly... sigh. Them's my words. Reworked. I helped out with the Office Workspaces hiring for a bit, specifically doing some buzzword razz-ma-jazz for the developer openings we had. This job posting is a bit of editing over those developer postings I wrote, working my team intro into the SDET (super-smart tester) openings.

Though "intuitive cinch" was courtesy of my boss at the time. Very nice, I still think.

Hmm, how spread around in this? Just a touch. Just a touch.

And that's all I have to say about that.

Well, one more thing. Long mentions a concern over the mention of shell integration. Let me be clear: we know where the line is. Any team outside of Windows looking to integrate their product into running within the Windows Shell knows they only do so following public, documented APIs.

There is no other option. Integration, in this case, means hooking up interfaces to be called through public APIs. That's all. Hard to work that into a job description and still sound razz-ma-jazz.

Hey Eric, when I mentioned the anti-trust thing, I was speaking in the context of "the EU will probably jump on this like a dog for a bone".

I love integration, but I also don't like the EU. :)
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