For the past couple of weeks that I’ve been a delinquent blogger, it sure seems that way! I’ve seen things that I never thought I’d see, as well as things that I haven’t seen in a long time.
First off, in the category of things I haven’t seen in a long time, MSFT ticked above the $30 dollar mark! This is likely because Microsoft shipped a whole bunch of important new things:
- .NET 3.0 Framework was released. See Ani’s blog for the links to the bits that developers need to get up and running with it.
- Windows Vista finally RTM’ed! I’ve been running the betas for quite some time now, and have been on the final bits for just about a week now and loving it.
- Office 2007 RTM’d! This is definitely the biggest improvement to the Office suite I’ve seen since Office 95!
- Game fans are delighted now that the 360 game “Gears of War” is out.
- The Zune digital media player was released.
- Beta 2 of the ASP.NET AJAX framework was released.
- The new 3-D add-in for Virtual Earth was released.
- A new beta for Windows Live Mail Desktop was released.
- And I’m sure there’s some things I’ve even missed here.
In the category of things most folks thought they’d never see, Microsoft has been continuing to try and make nice with the open-source community:
- Microsoft and Zend announced they’re working together to improve PHP on Windows. (okay, I already blogged about this, but it’s still cool.)
- Microsoft and Novell agreed to work together on interoperability between Windows and SUSE Linux.
Wow! That’s a lot of cool stuff to try and digest. My blog posting may have been slow the past couple of weeks, but I’ve got a bunch of things I plan on posting about in the coming days, including, upcoming user group events (there’s a whole bunch in December), the Central Penn code camp, Sysinternals, Sandcastle, and some other bits and bytes too.
Until then, it’s time for the Thanksgiving holiday here in the states. Time to relax and enjoy the family. Happy Turkey Day everyone!