Have you ever seen this video clip of Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer driving home the importance of developers to Microsoft’s success? Many deride him for it, but I admire both his zeal and his unwavering commitment to the real reason for Microsoft’s success over the decades – passion for developers.
Microsoft makes it easy for developers. It’s that simple. And the point was driven home to me in recent weeks as I’ve been burning the midnight oil lately trying to follow in the footsteps of one of our lead developers, Jathan Moline, who has taken on Microsoft Silverlight as a personal crusade.
Jathan turned me onto the Silverlight 4.0 training kit. Whether you actually go through the entire course as I am or not, it’s worth a look just to see what it’s like to make things easy for customers.