It's probably not a wholly accurate description, but to call Mix conference for "the new Microsoft" doesn't seem that far off.
When it came to making a public splash, Microsoft's longtime leader let it all hang out -- much to the delight of a YouTubing public.
Microsoft hasn't gotten the credit it deserves for breaking with the past in Office 2007.
The answer shouldn't always be "Make it a choice!" Good design is often (indeed is usually) about constraining choice rather than expanding it.
At Mix '08 Web conference, company to offer look at development platform it's working on for writing Web applications that tap into data on Microsoft services.
Some of Microsoft's greatest strengths are also part of its greatest challenges.
We try to cool it on the proselytizing, while also keeping the iPhone SDK hype to a minimum. Both tasks are incredibly hard.