Many of you have been writing to ask why it is taking so long for me to be reorganized this year, and sure enough I’ve been remiss in keeping you up to date. My new position is as a Senior Program Manager in Microsoft Developer Guidance, specializing in Windows Phone 7 and Silverlight. I report to Pete Brown, and collectively, Pete, Jon Galloway, Joe Stagner and I report to Shanti Punukollu.
Developer Guidance (DG) is a new org made up of DC (Developer Community), PnP (Patterns and Practices), and MSDN (the MSDN Library Documentation team). As Pete mentions in his blog, “the group is pretty close to STO and reports up to some of the same people in the EPX part of Developer Division.”
Our responsibilities will expand to include the generation of new TLAs as needed to increase efficient and coherent communication among DG, PnP, STO, EPX, MSDN and other unpronounceable abbreviations throughout Microsoft. Over time we will bring coherence to the generation of acronyms, stabilizing on 3 letters where possible, and eliminating TMI as well as helping bloggers within our acronymic areas of responsibility (AAR) to avoid the dreaded tl;dr designation.
As part of this effort, today I am announcing a set of mini-tutorials titled, An English Speaker’s Guide to Microsoft Acronyms (http://ESG-MSA) Today’s entry focuses on TLAs ending in the letter “F”, including WCF, WPF, MEF, and MSF