What Really Happened with Vista: An Insider’s Retrospective

It was a tradition for Windows team members to sign a poster (in this case an image of the DVD) upon release of a version of Windows. By the time the release party was over, there would be hundreds or thousands of signatures on the poster.

“Experience is something you don’t get until just after you need it.” — Steven Wright.

I enjoyed reading Terry Crowley’s thoughtful blog post (What Really Happened with Vista). Terry worked in the Office organization and did a fantastic job covering the complex machinations that went into Windows Vista and the related but doomed Longhorn project — from the…