Firstly I have to start our by saying I'm sorry that I haven't been posting much lately as I've been in Redmond. But I had to share my experience with you.
Today we announced Release to Manufacturing of Windows Vista. Yeah it is really cool and a significant milestone for us and our partners, and one that I'm very excited about. But, I found it was more about people.
I knew when I woke up this morning that this was the day. For the past week it has been raining and there has been flood warnings, the sky was always dark and it was really cold for Redmond. Not today! When I woke up the sun was shining and it was unbelievably warm out. When I got to the campus I noticed a real difference and a new level of energy. Unlike yesterday it was a quiet and no one dared venture outside. Today was different, as there were people everywhere and at lunch the fields were filled with people playing laughing and having a good time. I've talked to so many people today and there is a really feeling of optimism and excitement on campus about Microsoft. It definitely is a new day and I was so happy to be in Redmond when it happened.
I've got my DVD and tomorrow night... it's a bottle of wine or two with a few of my friends on the windows team to hear and share all their stories!!!