Microsoft is previewing a redesign of its corporate web site, where it is using the tagline Be What's Next. I like that. The new site is awful busy-looking though.
Xbox 360 users will notice a time-consuming and mandatory Dashboard update that will need to be installed before they next use the console. The reason: anti-piracy. A second update is coming Thursday that will change the Gamercard UI slightly.
Mary Jo Foley reports that Microsoft is getting set to open more retail stores, all on the west coast. Hey, guys. How 'bout some east coast love too?
My buddy Barb is mourning the loss of Wendy Stidmon, who was let go at Microsoft, and, more generally, the loss of end user advocacy, feedback, and enthusiast engagement that goes along with that. Amen.