I’ve been saying this since 2000 and it’s even more true today. Recently the Journal Times wrote an amazingly positive piece about MacBU entitled, Microsoft Corp. is plugged into Macs In that article there is this gem:
The autonomy of this relatively small division allows Microsoft programmers to cut loose and design the best software they can imagine without having to conform to the restraints of the mammoth parent company.
I absolutely LOVE being in the MacBU here at Microsoft. It’s at the confluence of all this Microsoft Technology and all this Apple simplicity. It’s really an exciting combination which allows for a pretty good perspective. I’ve often wondered why we are next door to Redmond MSR, but I think it’s just because all the “cool kids” hang out together. 😉