Imagine my surprise when I woke up yesterday, checked my MSN email, and found a note from Soma It seems that someone out there nominated me for an ACE (Award for Customer Excellence) for helping get VS.Net 2005 out the door, and Soma was writing to tell me that I had won. I have to admit, I was not expecting this at all (in fact, I had never heard of this until Sam Gentile mentioned that he got one), so I was really pleased when I saw it. The feedback I gave (almost entirely on the testing system) was intended to make VSTS more amenable to an agile development team, and for the most part wasn’t implemented in the current release But they are on the table for Orcas at least!
Anyhow, I’m very pleased to have won this award, as its nice to have one’s contributions noticed. Thanks, MS!