Let the 2007 Microsoft prediction season officially begin

Summary:It's that time of year: When Microsoft watchers' thoughts turn to year-end round-ups and year-ahead prediction columns.

It's that time of year: When Microsoft watchers' thoughts turn to year-end round-ups and year-ahead prediction columns.

Over on Redmond Magazine, I published my annual attempt to look into my virtual crystal ball and come away with some sane (and somewhat less measured) lists of what I'm expecting from Microsoft in the coming year.

On the "relatively reasonable" side, I predict that Visual Studio "Orcas," the next major release of Microsoft's development-tool platform will slip from 2007 to 2008. And on the "throw-caution-to-the wind" part of my list, I predict that Adobe will sue Microsoft in the coming year.

I'm curious about what you readers are expecting from Microsoft in 2007. Anyone got any Microsoft predictions -- wacky or not -- that you'd like to throw out there?

Topics: Microsoft

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Mary Jo Foley has covered the tech industry for 30 years for a variety of publications, including ZDNet, eWeek and Baseline. She is the author of Microsoft 2.0: How Microsoft plans to stay relevant in the post-Gates era (John Wiley & Sons, 2008). She also is the cohost of the "Windows Weekly" podcast on the TWiT network. Got a tip? Se... Full Bio

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