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What were the most surprising Microsoft moments in 2005? Here's our list. What juicy items did we miss?

I think the biggest one is number 10:

10. Hailstorm reins again: Speaking of Live, Microsoft found a way to dust off its old .Net My Services (a k a "Hailstorm") strategy and make it new again. Windows Live, Office Live, CRM Live, Visual Studio Live – all of the current and pending "software as a service" offerings in the pipeline from Microsoft will be extensions of the company's packaged products. We thought Microsoft had dumped Hailstorm once and for all back in 2002. Looks like those green Softies managed to recycle, instead.

A lot of people are saying Microsoft is too late to the web services game.  But maybe they were too early?

Posted on Wednesday, December 28, 2005 8:52 AM Miscellaneous | Back to top

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