Last week, Microsoft told me it was starting a new blog about Windows Live internals called Inside Windows Live. So, I promptly forgot to post about it for some reason. (I'll blame the holidays and not my early-onset dementia.) Ahem. Anyway, here's the good word:
Inside Windows Live is intended to complement the Windows Live team blog, which provides Windows Live customers with essential news and information about our products and services.
The new blog, on the other hand, will be dedicated to software engineers, web industry insiders, and to our most passionate Windows Live customers who want to dig a little deeper into Windows Live services. The blog will include posts from Chris Jones, Corporate VP of Engineering for Windows Live, and the Windows Live engineering team, among others.
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The first two posts are up now, both from Chris Jones, who is a great guy and a long-time Windows guy to boot. In the first post, he describes the idea behind the blog:
Over the last year, we’ve consolidated our blogging efforts for all of the different Windows Live teams into a single blog, Windows Live team blog (or “Windows Live Wire”), so you wouldn't have to chase all over the web find out what we’re up to and what’s new in our products. But as we’ve brought the different blogs together, some of you let us know that you wanted to see more details about not only what we’re building, but why and how.
This blog, Inside Windows Live, is where we’ll do that.
One gets the idea that it's modeled after the Windows 7 Engineering blog, which was/is a horribly overly verbose exercise in beating simple ideas to death. But my guess is that Jones won't succumb to that. I'll be tuning in regardless.