- Collaboration between Microsoft protocol engineers and the Samba Team on documentation and interoperability testing for CIFS and SMB2.
- Resources supporting interoperability, including labs, “plug fests,” and technical content, as well as opportunities for participation in ongoing cooperative development.
- Windows Protocols Forum : Discuss technical content and implementation of the Windows protocols described in the Open Protocol specifications
It’s an exciting time. Interoperability and protocols are really catching fire and my team’s Model-Based Testing (MBT) approach based on Spec Explorer is going well also. Finally, the long awaited, "Model-Based Software Testing and Analysis with C#", is out in stores! Pick up your copy today (mine is autographed by the authors). You can get a feel for my brand of MBT reading the book and using the free, open source, Nmodel toolkit. Spec Explorer is essentially just a more advanced version of NModel.
We’ve built numerous model-based test suites for verifying the published protocol documents.
By the way, if all this sounds exciting to you, my team is looking to hire my peer. That is, we have an opening for a Software Test Architect.
If you’re curious about Test Architects at Microsoft you can read about another great peer of mine, David. We worked on refining each other’s notion of Testability.