Turns out, the reason why the Windows Ultimate team had been quite was that they were working on improving DreamScene and the 20 remaining language packs.
While it is refreshing to note that there has been work going on in the background, it must be the worst PR stance of all for the team to keep quiet.
For goodness sakes, the last entry in the Windows Ultimate Extras team blog, prior to today's announcement, was in, get this, February.
Yes, February 7th of 2007!
Are you freakin' kiddin' me?
For all who spent the vig to get the Ultimate, pun intended, Windows Vistatm version, this is all you guys could do?
If you can read a memo or fishwrap daily, you can blog weekly.
At least, blog a placeholder weekly letting people know that there is movement on their prized purchase, and that they are not floundering in the proverbial wind.
How do you keep users excited and hold their attention without any information?
Inform your constituency!
The following teams at Microsoft are also guilty of the same information drought:
- Windows Live 'Orbit': last post April 12, 2007,
- Windows Deepfish: last post, March 28, 2007
Get with it, guys!
From the Windows Vista Team Blog. Thanks, Nick.