It’s a small world, congrats to Scott (both of them)

Scott Hanselman is one of the most talented “programmer bloggers” out there. He’s been pretty heavy on Microsoft stuff for years, which is fine cause there’s millions of developers who care about .NET and all that which is in Microsoft’s ecosystem.

Today he announced he’s going to Microsoft to work for Scott Guthrie. People who work inside Microsoft tell me Scott’s organization is one that really is rocking and rolling (I saw that for myself over the years — Guthrie is one of those people who, when you meet him, makes you feel good about where Microsoft is going).

Anyway, this post would be fine if it ended up at just “congrats to Scott and Scott.”

But there’s more to this story.

Hanselman works with my brother up in Portland and he works with another guy I’ve known since the early 1990s: Phil Weber. Both were at the blogger dinner. I’ve known Hanselman since the 1990s when I helped plan Visual Basic Insiders’ Technical Summits too.

It’s a small world and getting smaller.

Microsoft just got another great guy. Reminds me again of Don Box, Chris Sells, and so many others who are working over in building 42. Can’t wait to hear more about what they are all working on. I’m already subscribed to Hanselman’s blog, so I’m sure that’ll be a good place for info about what that wild crew is working on.

15 thoughts on “It’s a small world, congrats to Scott (both of them)

  1. great stuff. Scott (both of them) is the man. as a .net guy myself I’ve been following his blog and his open source Das Blog project for sometime.

  2. great stuff. Scott (both of them) is the man. as a .net guy myself I’ve been following his blog and his open source Das Blog project for sometime.

  3. This is super. What a great combo. I actually just recommended to a guy that works for me to watch how Scott Guthrie does stuff as a General Manager and learn for that in his role as a Program Manager.

    This is yet another example of why he is a rock star. He knows to get great people on his team.

  4. This is super. What a great combo. I actually just recommended to a guy that works for me to watch how Scott Guthrie does stuff as a General Manager and learn for that in his role as a Program Manager.

    This is yet another example of why he is a rock star. He knows to get great people on his team.

  5. @Rodgers: the point is that Guthrie’s department does more than deliver.

    He runs the teams that builds IIS, ASP.NET, Atlas, CLR, Compact Framework, Windows Forms, Commerce Server, Visual Web Developer 2005 and Visual Studio Tools for WPF.

    .NET and Visual Studio is an area were Microsoft delivers and impresses with true innovation and solid releases.

  6. @Rodgers: the point is that Guthrie’s department does more than deliver.

    He runs the teams that builds IIS, ASP.NET, Atlas, CLR, Compact Framework, Windows Forms, Commerce Server, Visual Web Developer 2005 and Visual Studio Tools for WPF.

    .NET and Visual Studio is an area were Microsoft delivers and impresses with true innovation and solid releases.

  7. Having the capacity, is not the same as delivering on that very capacity. And as Longhorn to Vista has shown, lots of detours along their Death Marches.

  8. Having the capacity, is not the same as delivering on that very capacity. And as Longhorn to Vista has shown, lots of detours along their Death Marches.

  9. that is some great news, now the entertainment division needs more that mattick to replace peter moore, i wonder what is J Allard doing?

  10. that is some great news, now the entertainment division needs more that mattick to replace peter moore, i wonder what is J Allard doing?

  11. If you read Guthrie’s blog and stay connected with the ASP.NET community and online resources, it’s clear that Scott has his corner of Microsoft moving and moving fast. Not only has the .NET headed in the right direction, it’s incorporated a lot of open source techniques in building software and fostering an open, collaborative environment with developers. Between Guthrie and Anders, Microsoft has the capacity to do amazing things in building languages and development platforms. And it’s far underestimated in silicon valley.

  12. If you read Guthrie’s blog and stay connected with the ASP.NET community and online resources, it’s clear that Scott has his corner of Microsoft moving and moving fast. Not only has the .NET headed in the right direction, it’s incorporated a lot of open source techniques in building software and fostering an open, collaborative environment with developers. Between Guthrie and Anders, Microsoft has the capacity to do amazing things in building languages and development platforms. And it’s far underestimated in silicon valley.

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