A fairly decent list of challenges for Microsoft that Directions Mag has listed out for 2006.
Take Vista into the Boardroom
Lead on Application Security and Reliability
Deliver Clarity on Managed Solutions
Get Going on Tools
Refresh the Online Strategy, Again
Small and Medium Business: Get Beyond Naming
Make a Systems Management Downpayment
Reengineer Engineering for Clearer Roadmaps
Xbox 360 Final Death Match Challenge
Licensing: Value for the Money
Let me add another closer to home:
Create a vibrant WindowsMobile ecosystem that balances the needs of the entire spectrum of consumers:
Enterprise users to High technology adopters to Average phone users. The challenge would be to figure out how to build the solution set that offers the best possible platform, the best possible applications and services and above all the best possible experience to all these customers. Is it going to be tough to do? You bet! Is it possible? YES!
This is why I don’t need any resolutions to get me through yet another year – this is going to be the most exciting yet! 🙂