Because of the Exchange, Office and Vista product "eat dog food" bring significant effect testing, Microsoft began to promote it, called "7 x 24 promote" activities. Microsoft says, as long as its employees to be able to use these Microsoft Office 2007 software products 24 months, can save a total of 7 million hours of production time. Markezich smile said the company’s official estimates or too modest, the conclusion is at least less well for 10 million hours.
But, Markezich also admitted that when you try to push those who have their own daily assignments to complete the company staff to search for potential software Bug, things don’t always so smoothly.
"A lot of times, as the company’s CIO, you will be received an angry employees to you. He will be able to complain loudly roar loud: you you fucking kill me! I was going to do to the customer product introduction, it is for this damn new Office 2010 software out of the question, I will do anything! Whenever this time, we had to comfort them: you actually through this thing for the company to create more value, the value than you can from the client body created to more much. Because you find a potential problems and improve the quality of the products, so that 10 million other customers won’t encounter in the future to the same question."
When it comes to the future planning, Markezich is expected to have more and more products in Microsoft Office 2007 will carry on internal "eat dog food" test. And, he also said in the requirements of the harsh business applications use Beta Co., is actually very software worth the money.
Finally, he humorously said: "I am very anxiously waiting for one day we can psu on Xbox on to eat dog food testing. Although the board of directors of the company still has not approved the request!"