It’s been a long, long time since I blogged here. But a lack of time because of my studies has prevented me from investing in my Live Space as I would like to. But this blog post is not about closing or anything like that, far from it! I have invested too much as a Windows and Technology Enthusiast to do that. Especially for my readers it would be a disservice and I am sure there are many of you out there who continue to check back from time to time to see if I have updated.
Now moving forward and thinking about how I continue to invest enthusiasm and interest in my blog for my readers, I believe personally it’s about starting the conversation around the next release of Windows, currently codenamed “Windows 7”. I have talked about Windows Vista for a long time, since December 2004 and I will continue to do so. But there needs to be change and I am a person who admittedly is wondering about what comes next.
Microsoft has been silent on Windows 7 for a number of reasons and rightly so. Windows Vista was released at the end of January 2007 worldwide. The Company considers this its best version of Windows yet and wants to market its advance capabilities now. Discussing Windows 7 would be unproductive, marketing blunder, confusing and of no relevant benefit to anyone outside of Microsoft. Even businesses that depend on a roadmap from Microsoft to see where there technology investment and infrastructure is heading would not need any concrete information on Windows 7.
But, the time has come personally for me to really look at where Microsoft is taking the platform. There has been a lot of rearranging since Vista’s release, slip of the tongue and a mention here and there about Windows 7 from cult figures in the Company such as Bill Gates. I believe early admissions are a sign too that the Enthusiast community needs to start building interest in what comes next. There are a few I must mention so far, All About Microsoft, Istartedsomething.com and Paul Thurrott’s ever popular WinSupersite that have ignited the interest. There is also a thriving community building around the next release, if you do a simple search for Windows 7 news you won’t fail to find numerous sites dedicated to it.
Coincidentally, Microsoft has begun communicating Windows 7 when I started writing this post on Sunday May 25th, although I just decided to post it today. Below are links from Microsoft’s Steve Sinofsky and Chris Flores discussing Microsoft’s approach to Windows 7.