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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 …

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Happy

Even Better, From Dilbert....

"Do you want to work on the TTP project?"

"What does TPP stand for?"

"The TPP Project"

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Alien

MS ought to publish that spreadsheet...

...so that we know what the hell they're talking about in all their recent press releases.

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Happy

www.microsoft.com/esp

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

www.ktakeda.net

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Actually, I knew that already

I also do tarot, with the self-same powers.

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Linux

riiight.

Enterprise Simulation Platform

gg register gg

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Doesn't stop them overloading acronyms though

VSS. Visual Source Safe. Or Volume Shadow Services.

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Other meanings

include 'encapsulating security payload', 'event stream processing', 'emergency service pack', and 'extra sex please'.

http://www.acronymfinder.com/ESP.html

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Anonymous Coward

Not an acronym

At least, that's what MS says.

http://www.microsoft.com/esp/faq_esp.htm

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Bob

Don't panic

It's just the New Zealan localized version of Active Server Pages

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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.

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Re: acronyms

"I remember when journalists used to do research ;)"

I remember when researchers used to do research.

Dr n

Central University of Networking Technology

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Alert

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.

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Gates Horns

ESP?

As in [E]vil [S]inister [P]lot?

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Boffin

ESP?

Extended Stack Pointer, shirley?

Mine's the one from the dark old days of hand-assembled code...

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