Thu, May 29 2008 20:17
The beta process
The WSSG Community Lead Blog : Thoughts on Sean's post on Community Strategy; Are you Company-Centric or Customer-Centric?:
Some bugs you win, some you lose.
One that is in RC0 thanks to the folks on the activedir listserve that inspired it is the registry key value of DSRMAdminLogonBehavior. You can read more about it here:
Windows Server 2008 Restartable AD DS Step-by-Step Guide:
At the end of the day everyone who is a beta tester has to remember and understand that Microsoft makes the final decisions. And sometimes, it's not the developers, nor the support folks but higher up in the food chain that makes the final call. And it sure isn't anyone that folks call "the MVPs" making final decisions.
Sometimes things get cut. Take SCE. I still say if I were in charge of the Universe that I would include SCE as a bonus in SBS 2008 premium and not be preconfigured. Or perhaps hook it to var/vap/ Open License sales or something. But to talk about SCE for two years after TechEd 2005, granted even though when it was first on the box I was freaking out as it was sucking down about 2 to 3 gigs when it was idling. But I still don't think that it should have been talked about for so long and then removed completely. I still think that SCE's developers should be locked in a room with nothing but Mountain Dew and forced to code on a 2 gig server or something, but that's just my wacko opinion.
But at the end of the day you bug some, you win some, you don't win others. Life goes on.
It's just code. Life is too short to take it personal.
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