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Where do you want to go in July 2008?

So I try to sneak away for a few days and Microsoft releases big news. Well, sort of big.

So I try to sneak away for a few days and Microsoft releases big news. Well, sort of big. The fact that Bill Gates is stepping down from day-to-day operations at Microsoft qualifies as Big News. The fact that he plans to do so in July 2008 means any sensible analyst has at least a few weeks to gather his thoughts and decide what it means.

Besides, I fully expect the schedule to slip.