Friday, January 30, 2009

Windows 7 – a smart move from Microsoft!


After having a first look at Windows 7, I came to believe that Microsoft's strategy is actually pretty clever.

If you as a software company want to shorten the release cycles and increase license revenue, how would you do that? Create a perfect Software w/o any bugs that will be usable for the next 10 years – or better push out a nice looking one that has some flaws and get at least the geeks and OEMs to buy it? And then follow up with a better, faster and more stable one soon after, to sell again to all the early adopters and additionally to all businesses that now see the requirement and value in an upgrade?

Maybe Vista really was only intended to act as an intermediate to sell more copies?! Maybe it was not planned but an ‘accident’ ? Anyway, the differences from Vista to Windows 7 are not too big. But I guess Microsoft will get a lot of revenue out of Windows 7 in 2009 and 2010 (lets assume it will be released this year). Given the economic background, this could be the golden shot and ensure ongoing license sales at MS in a difficult time…

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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Getting into writing mode…

I took a week off this week to get a full start with my thesis. I think I did enough research and need to get things done now…  (If I would only have time to read the GTD book :)

Yesterday was hard to get back into my writing style as I didn’t do any assignments for a full year. Guess I was too lazy and the new job took more of my time than I expected… but since today I am confident that I will find back into the flow soon and become productive.

Project Plan still expects the end in May/June so I can do defense in August latest.

Monday, January 05, 2009

new car

ah, forgot that I also got my new car last week. I love it...  can't wait for the spring so we can get rid of the roof smile_shades


Welcome to 2009

We had a good start into 2009 - although we didn't go to Zurich to see the fireworks as initially planned (due to slippy roads and icy rain...)

Focus for the new year is seeing as many customers as possible and educate them about SOA and finishing my masters' thesis until Summer.