I’ve been sitting through Channel 9 episode where Josh Ledgard’s Developer Solutions Team shows off three toys they’ve built: Team Foundation Server Admin tool, MSBee, and Managed Stack Explorer. (It’s the latter I’m most interested in today.) The three gigs on the tools were all great, but some of the most interesting stuff (to me, at least) comes at about 19 minutes in when the team is asked where inspiration for the tools came from.
It seems all three tools were genesisized (heh, my own word I invented) straight from customer feedback and requests. Josh continues to impress the heck out of me with his blogging on transparency and openness to customers. All these folks impress me with their willingness to build little tools of great use to customers.