Today I got a special package in the mail. It was pretty heavy. At first I wondered what it could be. Then I remembered receiving an email a few weeks back from Microsoft asking me to make sure my connect profile was complete for a special gift.
What a nice note! Here’s the text:
Visual Studio 2008 and .NET Framework 3.5 are joining the ranks of the best releases we have ever shipped. I am incredibly proud to be a part of the team that is truly advancing the state of developer tools. We could not have done this alone and I wish to thank you for the valuable feedback you provided.
The importance of the community and early adopters in providing feedback as we built Visual Studio 2008 and .NET Framework 3.5 cannot be understated. You made the product better, working closely with us through the product development phase by submitting bugs, providing feedback on what features deliver value, and making sure we are building the right products for our customers. It is always our goal to enable you to be outstanding developers by bringing you the best quality product with the features you need. Community contribution is invaluable in helping us to achieve that goal and deliver these great products.
To show our appreciation, please accept our thank you gift. Thank you again for helping us deliver an amazing Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 and .NET Framework 3.5
All the best,
Corporate Vice President,
Microsoft Developer Division
The cube is one of those Laser Etched paperweights with the Visual Studio 2008 and .NET Framework Branding and a quick "Thank you for the lasting contribution you made to Microsoft Visual Studio" S. Somasegar. All of that for submitting a few bug reports. No, Soma, thank you, for making a geek feel important.