As a UXA, I'm thrilled to see the culture change that has been going on at Microsoft - from very engineering driven to focusing more on user experience and design process such as the design of Vista desktop and redesign of Office 2007. Here is another example that just makes me smile... 🙂
"User Experience & Design" is now a top tier product category on Microsoft homepage among other flagship categories such as Windows, Office, and Servers. Inside the category, we have Expression, Silverlight, Design, Windows Media, Vista, and Surface. Check it out: go to www.microsoft.com and choose Products & Related Technologies on the right-hand side navigation bar.
Happy Canada Day Weekend!