why are experts skeptical that microsoft's actions
Skepticism runs high about Microsoft's new-found interest in high-quality software. Microsoft became the world's biggest software maker but in the process gained a reputation for rushing feature-packed software to market--and fixing bugs later. To build more secure products, Microsoft must transform its deeply ingrained, highly bureaucratic culture. Experts doubt that two days of seminars and a couple weeks of bug fixing will have a significant effect.Microsoft lack s a plan to make systemic changes involving other key products such as office ,SQL database and exchange email.Many point out that diverting programmers to bug fixing came at a good time. Any delay in the release of its next product, a windows 2000 upgrade wont hurt too much because corporations have reduced their software budgets.
wow thats fascinating stuff...
Who or what is Microsoft? Is it a new dot com startup or a hair relaxer?
According to a recent search on Open Secrets' search page for individual donations during government election cycles Microsoft comes out on top so far, for the most donation money paid out.
Not that this proves anything. Move along, nothing to see here!
I think Microsoft got interested in high quality software in the mid to late eighties after the Word for Windows and Access death marches. I'm sure Joel will corroborate that.
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