Not surprisingly, the year 2007 started with January. Microsoft and Ford launched SyncMyRide.com during the Detroit auto show. SYNC now has the commercial that always makes me chuckle - the one with the "Play artist Tiffany" line.
Voice recognition made headlines again in early February as Sebastian Krahmer's idea for a remote Vista exploit began to circulate. The idea is to record spoken, malicious commands into a media file on the web and see if an unsuspecting user will play the file while Vista's speech recognition is running. I think the biggest threat is from the inside, though. Picture a disgruntled contractor sprinting through the maze of cubicles shouting "FORMAT CEEE COLON".
April was a busy month – three months jammed into one, really. Microsoft dropped bombshells about Silverlight running managed code on the client, Moonlinght running on Linux, and the DLR running Ruby and Python code. Meanwhile, Paul Graham said Microsoft is dead and Charles Petzold said prose is dead.
In July, the rumors started that Microsoft would buy FaceBook for $6 billion.
November – Zune 2 updates hit the street. If only the phone companies could work this same magic.
December - Emacs.Net is all I can say.