I believed. Like a stupid little idiot I believed.
Hot on the heels of the word that Windows Vista won’t show its much-delayed head until January 2007, Microsoft has announced Office 2007 will also ship around the same time. They’ve also announced the full restructuring of the Platforms and Services Division.
Like the Vista delay, Volume Licensing customers will get Office a little earlier than you’ll see it on store shelves and in new PCs. Mary Jo Foley says that despite the Office delay, company insiders are optimistic about Office chief Steven Sinofsky being able to bring stability and reliability to the Windows division when he moves over in January.
I was so convinced this was going to be the year of Microsoft. I was convinced they were well on schedule to get out Office 2007 and Windows Vista in time to make a huge splash, that this year was going to end with a big success story. That could always happen, but it won’t happen this year, and delays usually make that sort of thing less likely.
More importantly, I really thought they had their shit together. Damn.