Rob La Gesse wrote me a very constructive email today about how difficult beta testing Microsoft's products is. Instead of emailing it around I asked him "could you blog it?" Why? Cause I thought it would start a good conversation and to tell the truth I don't know who to email it to anyway. Putting things like these in public usually gets to the right people faster than if I try using email. It's weird that way. Even if the right people don't read my blog, usually someone who does forwards my posts along. I've seen that happen hundreds of times already, including several times just this week. (I had a really great conversation with David Webster, the guy who runs all the naming programs at Microsoft, but more on that later).
Anyway, thanks Rob for starting your blog!
To everyone else, this is a good chance to talk about what betas you'd like to be added to and/or give the folks who run the beta programs some constructive criticism about how to run them better. Thanks for the help.