LiveSide has a great recap of everything that happened in 2006, one that should help give a little perspective on the last twelve months. 2006 was the year Windows Live came alive, with a lot of great services, hints on the development of some really good stuff, and the development of Virtual Earth/Live Local/Live Maps into the killer app of the platform, with the 3D maps feature that no one else has. The branding confusion has got to be tackled in the new year, and Windows Vista is going to give Live Search a real boost.
Read the whole recap. It’s fun.