Beta News has a good review of 2005 from a Microsoft perspective - it reminds me of how much has been going on this last year including some major product lauches (Visual Studio 2005, SQL Server 2005, Xbox 360, Windows Live, 64-bit Windows, MSN Spaces out of beta).
I've listed here some Microsoft posts from my blog - lots gone on...lots more in 2006.
Microsoft in 2005
- Microsoft, 30 years old
- Why Sybari?
- Slashdot interviews Microsoft
- What's coming with the next version of IIS (7.0) and ASP.NET
- Sir Bill...Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order
- Microsoft to acquire Groove Networks
- Microsoft .NET Framework penetration numbers
- Xbox 2: 1 trillion calculations per second.
- The 'N' in the new name stands for "not with media player".
- About Bill Gates' Think Week
- Virtual Earth hacks
- Start.com out of beta...feedback coming in...
- Scoble to throw a chair. I'll film it.
- World's smallest XP machine
- Microsoft Dynamics CRM to be RSS enabled
- Microsoft to enter Web 2.0
- Gates on Google, MSN APIs and Web 2.0
- Atlas = Ajax
- RSS becomes a Pillar of Microsoft Strategy
- Web 2.0 Meme Map and Microsoft
- IE7, Vista and the RSS platform (podcast)
- Microsoft., 30 years old (again)
- MSN launches MSN adCenter, paid-search service
- the evolution of Office UI
- Microsoft asks hackers for help with IE7
- Why Microsoft needs RSS
- more Virtual Earth hacks
- Peter Jackson to produce Halo movie
- RSS icon for IE7, which one?
- MSN search results clustering - SRC
- Microsoft simplifies code-sharing plan
- Video: Windows Vista Sidebar and Gadgets
- 'Microsoft Needs to Say No to Web 2.0'
- 'web as a platform' and Windows Live
- Windows Live Safety Center (beta) now, er, live!
- the day the great Microsoft mash-up began?
- Total Recall, MyLifeBits and my API
- Microsoft acquires FolderShare (for Windows Live)
- IE7, Vista and RSS: 'We will only support feeds that are well-formed XML'
- Windows and Office Live: opportunities for third parties
- Ray has a brand new blog
- Microsoft proposal: Simple Sharing Extensions for RSS and OPML
- Windows Live Mail (codename:Kahuna): spellchecker video
- MSN Search - searching for your input
- Windows Live Mail Beta update: features + pics
- More on Fremont
- IE RSS icon - 'we'll follow Mozilla'
- Time names Gateses, Bono 'Persons of 2005'
- RSS Aggregation in Outlook 12