2005 was an interesting year. We saw a new name for Longhorn, another WinHEC, a long awaited PDC, Windows CTPs, .NET 2.0, Ray Ozzie, The "Live" wave, "Web 2.0" madness, RSS, and more. What will 2006 bring? Windows Vista RTM, Office "12", WDDM, XPS, WCF, WPF, WinWF, WinFX, Visual Studio "Orcas", "Quartz", "Acrylic", "Sparkle"....<whew>. Somehow, I don't think I covered it all.
2006 is going to be an interesting year. Ray Ozzie called it the year for Microsoft to "build". Looks like he wants to prove Mark Lucovsky wrong. Can it happen. We'll see what happens in the next year.
In the immediate future, I'll be at the 2006 Consumer Electronics Show January 4-7th. Microsoft is hosting a "Windows Featured Communities" booth, and I'll be there at various times. If you're there, please stop by and say "hi". I've never been to CES before, so this should be really interesting.
Have a safe and happy New Year!