A look inside the process

For the past few months, I have been working as part of a large team of developers working on the new release of a product.  By large, I mean that there are probably over 100 working on various pieces of the code.  Going through the process has given me a great deal of respect for the issues that must face any large team of developers. For some reason, the efforts that must be going on at Microsoft as they prep for Whidbey, Longhorn, et al came to mind. Check out the following post by Scott Guthrie about the process that the ASP.NET team is going through as they get ready for Whidbey Beta 2.  Quite enlightening.