Another year, another set of hardships for poor li'l Microsoft to overcome. Directions on Microsoft, an analyst firm focused on (curiously enough) Microsoft, released its to-do list of challenges the software giant must face in 2006. Top of the list? Explain why the heck companies need Windows Vista. Also on the radar: explain why the heck the Xbox 360 costs so much, fix its bugs, and make better games for it. The rest of the goals consisted of random combinations of the words leverage, solutions, position, and synergize.