09 March 2008

Does not play well with others

Anybody out there having a little trouble with Microsoft Vista? Turns out... you're not alone.
Mike is clearly not a naïf. He’s Mike Nash, a Microsoft vice president who oversees Windows product management.

And Jon, who is dismayed to learn that the drivers he needs don’t exist? That’s Jon A. Shirley, a Microsoft board member and former president and chief operating officer.

And Steven, who reports that missing drivers are anything but exceptional, is in a good position to know: he’s Steven Sinofsky, the company’s senior vice president responsible for Windows.
And how do we know this?
Their remarks come from a stream of internal communications at Microsoft in February 2007, after Vista had been released as a supposedly finished product and customers were paying full retail price.