Microsoft has its own language: 230 acronyms to describe everything from its myriad of licenses and products to different business units and target markets. They have evolved during the company's thirty odd years with a clear purpose: to help speed up meetings and streamline discussions by ensuring everybody's on the same page …
Even Better, From Dilbert....
"Do you want to work on the TTP project?"
"What does TPP stand for?"
"The TPP Project"
MS ought to publish that spreadsheet...
...so that we know what the hell they're talking about in all their recent press releases.
It's not hard to find out what Microsoft ESP is about. Type it into Google, or just go to www.microsoft.com/esp. I remember when journalists used to do research ;)
It is a name, not an acronym, in this context.
Anyway, it is the professional version simulation engine derived from the 25 year old Microsoft Flight Simulator product line. All fun stuff!!!
Dr Kenji Takeda
University of Southampton
Actually, I knew that already
I also do tarot, with the self-same powers.
Enterprise Simulation Platform
gg register gg
Doesn't stop them overloading acronyms though
VSS. Visual Source Safe. Or Volume Shadow Services.
include 'encapsulating security payload', 'event stream processing', 'emergency service pack', and 'extra sex please'.
Not an acronym
At least, that's what MS says.
It's just the New Zealan localized version of Active Server Pages
We use it
We moved from ASP.NET to ESP.NET when we discovered that managers expected us to develop for as yet unstated future requirements. I understand that this is not uncommon and therefore expect ESP.NET to become the language of choice for a large number of developers in the near future.
"I remember when journalists used to do research ;)"
I remember when researchers used to do research.
Central University of Networking Technology
Execrable Steaming Pile
Researchers used to research? When was that? When I was a researcher I spent all my time redrafting my CV. Research is for geeks. Journalism is for press officers. Cut and paste is for journalists.
As in [E]vil [S]inister [P]lot?
Extended Stack Pointer, shirley?
Mine's the one from the dark old days of hand-assembled code...