It’s a BYOD world, but you still need to eat your own dog food

Originally posted on Gigaom:

Dogfooding is the yucky-sounding policy of many tech companies that try to mandate their employees use that company’s products (and only that company’s products) at work.

As Microsoft(s msft) launches Windows Server 2012, preps the release of Windows Phone 8 later this fall, and more people bring their own smartphones and tablets to work, the debate gets more relevant. If you use your own iPhone(s aapl) while working at Microsoft, are you a traitor to the cause? (Microsoft gives employees a phone stipend, but only for Windows Phone devices.)

Over the weekend, Jeff Shuey, a former Microsoft developer platform evangelist raised the  “should you eat your own dogfood,” issue again in a blog post.

Shuey cited current Microsoft insiders who said the answer is definitely yes. That if employees are not troubleshooting and using their own products, they’re not working for the greater good and should be fired. Shuey’s own…

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