Much to my surprise, I woke up this morning with a personal e-mail from the Windows man himself, Steven Sinofsky, informing me about the “Engineering Windows 7” blog that just launched. With PDC 2008 just a few months away, I’m excited to see the wheels start spinning up on the Windows Futures communication machine.
We strongly believe that success for Windows 7 includes an open and honest, and two-way, discussion about how we balance all of these interests and deliver software on the scale of Windows. We promise and will deliver such a dialog with this blog.
Related to disclosure is the idea of how we make sure not to set expectations around the release that end up disappointing you—features that don’t make it, claims that don’t stick, or support we don’t provide. Starting from the first days of developing Windows 7, we have committed as a team to “promise and deliver”. That’s our goal—share with you what we’re going to get done, why we’re doing it, and deliver it with high quality and on time.
I really like the idea of “promising and delivering”… hopefully someone soon will address the “delivering” part of Ultimate Extras, too.