Well here it is, a month or two prior to RTM. It seems like we would never get here. I am a Microsoft enthusiast. I will tell you that. I have made a career on Microsoft products and technologies. I have passed 18 tests on various Microsoft technologies over the eight years that I have been doing this. I have taught classes as an MCT, planned and performed major migrations over a weekend, hidden entire Microsoft-based networks from federal auditors, and hacked many security features of various database applications for customers. The landscape has changed. The quality of competing products out there is increasing dramatically. Apple has done amazing things to increase the public's desire for their products. Google is extremely advanced and comes up with more and more cool software every time you turn around. So what about Microsoft? Well, it's taken them 5 years to upgrade Windows. OK. 5 Years! Was it worth the wait?
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