How Naming Works At Microsoft
|Proposed Name||Feedback from Microsoft HQ|
X# |Too snappy|
Xen |Too religious|
Polyphonic C# |Too arty|
COmega |Too Mathematical|
XOmega |Too greek|
XLinq |Still Too Snappy|
Linq to Xml |Not Long enough|
|Microsoft Ubiquitous |
and Collaboration 2008!
'Bert' on Mon, 19 Mar 2007 05:05:30 GMT, sez:
'Skakunov Alex' on Mon, 19 Mar 2007 06:42:00 GMT, sez:
'Gulli' on Mon, 19 Mar 2007 07:27:38 GMT, sez:
Oh, I wish that was unfair.
Tidbit captured from the very lovely VS2005 SP1 installation:
"Do you want to install Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Software Developers - ENU Service Pack 1 (KB926601) on Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Software Developers - ENU?"
(Wait, didn’t it just finish doing that? Oh, nono, that wasn’t “Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Software Developers - ENU Service Pack 1 (KB926601),” it was “Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 *Premier Partner Edition* - ENU Service Pack 1 (KB926601).” Silly me.)
'lb' on Tue, 20 Mar 2007 00:08:06 GMT, sez:
Fugato -- great site!
Alex -- i used babelfish to convert your site from russian to english and it was good too (though jumbled as a result). Time management... what a struggle.
'Matrix' on Tue, 20 Mar 2007 01:47:25 GMT, sez:
'm1ke' on Tue, 20 Mar 2007 06:04:15 GMT, sez:
'Paul' on Tue, 20 Mar 2007 22:42:54 GMT, sez:
I preferred their old naming methods...
"We need to develop a word processor that will take over the world – ideas people!"
"How about 'Microsoft Word Processor'?"
"...how about 'Microsoft Word'?"
"Brilliant! How do you come up with this stuff?!"
Soon they will be breaking their own file system character limit...
'larkware' on Tue, 20 Mar 2007 22:48:52 GMT, sez:
If Microsoft product names get any longer, the names themselves will be a separate download.
(in reference to: Microsoft Pre-release Software Visual Studio Code Name "Orcas" - March 2007 Community Technology Preview (CTP))
'Aaron' on Tue, 27 Mar 2007 01:13:19 GMT, sez:
I hate the way some companies and developers misuse English. Its not an Fing "Code Name" if you broadcast it to the whole Fing planet! And whatever happened to alpha and betas? Who came up with this "community technology preview" garbage anyways? That bureaucratic mumbo jumbo needs to stop.
'Hariharan Ragunathan' on Tue, 27 Mar 2007 03:42:38 GMT, sez:
Why don't they make names simpler, day by day things getting simpler...They have chosen a lengthy name...
'Lisp guy' on Tue, 27 Mar 2007 07:22:15 GMT, sez:
Oh, you microsoft bullshitters just ripp of functional programming and invent crazy names for that.
Please, just buzz off and don't brag about it publicly.
'chrissy' on Tue, 27 Mar 2007 07:46:20 GMT, sez:
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'Itero' on Fri, 18 Jun 2010 15:01:42 GMT, sez:
...and to this day it still works that way. No joke. More silly ultra lengthy names to come I'm sure. It becomes impossible to even have a conversation about the product. Everyone is forced drastically shorten the name to refer to it, which generates a 100 different variations and more than some confusion about which exact technology/tool/product we are talking about.
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'cheap auto insurance quotes' on Wed, 13 Jul 2011 01:26:28 GMT, sez:
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