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Is it just me or is this latest round of product releases from Microsoft overwhelming? I mean, just look at some of what has released:

  • WIndows Workflow Foundation
  • Windows Presentation Foundation
  • WIndows Communication Foundation
  • Vista
  • Office 2007
  • ASP.NET Ajax 1.0
  • Microsoft Office Sharepoint Server (MOSS) 2007
  • Web Service Software Factory
  • Smart Client Software Factory
  • Web Client Software Factory

And some of what is coming in the not too distant future:

  • WPF/E
  • ORCAS
  • Longhorn Server
  • MOM 2007
  • The dotted releases of everything in the first list

It is enough to make your head spin!

It has taken a while for me to realize but at this point in my career, I have to make some hard choices. I believe I need to have a fundamental understanding of each of the products and platforms that may be in the mix, but I can no longer expect to be an expert in more than one or two.

My personal choice has been to choose MOSS 2007 and the whole Software Factory space. I am really excited about both of these and hope to blog about my experiences with them in the days ahead.

So what about all of you? If you had to choose only two technologies or platforms to truly be a master of, which ones would you choose? Why? I would love to hear about the choices you make and how they affect your career path.

Until next time...

Posted on Wednesday, February 14, 2007 7:49 AM | Back to top


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I have been saying for the past years. If I had to choose I would choose Team Foundation Server and the .NET Framework including WCF, WPF and WF. I really could not care less about the other products. But unfortunately it is not always up to use to decide which technology we can play with this year and next year. For this reason I have considering a career change several times.
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This is good resource for Microsoft Interview Questions
Left by Microsoft Interview Question on Oct 25, 2007 1:16 AM

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