Or at least the end of the year, which for me means time with the family and friends. I hope everyone has a quiet and relaxing holiday and uses technology for fun and relaxation and not solving “real world” problems J There have been some posts recently around the enterprise computing side of the house not being as “sexy” as the consumer side, but the nice thing is that we get to live in the middle and see the connections. The bridge between enterprise computing technologies like Astoria, and web or “consumer” technologies like Silverlight are not as far apart as people think, and believe it or not some applications will use both. So in that view we can rest comfortably over the holidays knowing there is more work to do next year and the more connections we make across people, technologies and products the more things we can all collectively get done.
So have a great break and we’ll look forward to a completely new world in 2008, that is so radically different that we can throw out all that at old hardware and code and replace it with something new and fresh…maybe with a cool new acronym that the analysts love….or maybe we’ll continue to work on the things that are important to customers and partners and make real progress on hard problems. You decide J