Introducing Microsoft Nuggets: A Micro-documentation Social Hub

By now, you must have read about the Microsoft's social-media project formerly codenamed "Tulalip" that was leaked by the comapny itself about two weeks back. But, tht's not the only social project, the Redmond company is working on another project dubbed "Microsoft Nuggets," revealed a presentation which was found recently."Nuggets, which is using a tag […]

By now, you must have read about the Microsoft's social-media project formerly codenamed "Tulalip" that was leaked by the comapny itself about two weeks back. But, tht's not the only social project, the Redmond company is working on another project dubbed "Microsoft Nuggets," revealed a presentation which was found recently.

"Nuggets, which is using a tag line of "Civilizing Tribal Knowledge" is a "micro-documentation social hub." It looks like TweetDeck, customized so that users can follow threads on specific bugs and issues. The high-level vision for Nuggets is to "complement component specsby capturing tribal and fine-grained knowledge," according to the PowerPoint," MJFoley informs.

"Nuggets is just an early-stage internal incubation or something closer to being productized. The two author names on the Nuggets PowerPoint intro page, Andre Furtado and Roberto Sonnino, both appear to be students with .Net knowledge and Microsoft Imagine Cup experience under their belts. However, the slide deck does include a Microsoft.com mailing address for the Nuggets project. More interestingly, it also listed Nuggets as a Microsoft CodeBox project, which is a sister site to Microsoft's CodePlex source repository site," stated Foley.

"CodeBox dates back to 2007 and is an online software development environment used inside Microsoft to enable engineers to create, host and manage collaborative projects. The original idea behind CodeBox was to use the open-source collaborative development/maintenance model for non-open-source projects inside Microsoft."

"Microsoft has used CodeBox to develop and maintain hundreds of internal projects, according to the documentation, including Pex (a program for automating test generation for .Net applications); various Office Labs incubation projects; and various Microsoft IT initiatives," Foley added.

[Via: All About Microsoft]