Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 22nd Jul 2007 15:26 UTC
Windows Microsoft is planning to ship its next major version of Windows - known internally as version '7' - within roughly three years, CNET News.com has learned. The company discussed Windows 7 on Thursday at a conference for its field sales force in Orlando, Fla., according to sources close to the company. While the company provided few details, Windows 7, the next client version of the operating system, will be among the steps taken by Microsoft to establish a more predictable release schedule, according to sources. The company plans a more 'iterative' process of information disclosure to business customers and partners, sources said.
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RE[2]: Heh...
by biteydog on Tue 24th Jul 2007 09:52 UTC in reply to "RE: Heh..."
biteydog
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2005-10-06

As an antique dealer friend said to me - "...concentrate on this deal. Forget the next deal 'til you've tied this one up."

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RE[3]: Heh...
by kaiwai on Tue 24th Jul 2007 14:38 in reply to "RE[2]: Heh..."
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

As an antique dealer friend said to me - "...concentrate on this deal. Forget the next deal 'til you've tied this one up."


Very true, very true. I do the same thing at work. People crap on about 'multitasking' when in reality they're doing more than one thing, but doing each of them very crappily - kinda like those multifunction mobile phones.

I get one thing done, finished, the move onto the next thing. Concentrate your full and undivided efforts on one thing at a time then you don't lose focus on not only the big issues but the small things that can cause the biggest problems for customers.

The problem with Microsoft, also, is their focus on the profit rather than than the product. The best CEO I remember hearing was, "focus on the product and the profits will follow' - the problem with Microsoft, its all about profit and cutting costs rather than developing a product then allowing the profit to naturally flow from the fact that people will want the product.

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