I guess it’s about time for my monthly look into Microsoft
ignoring their own platforms.
Microsoft’s new “Ignition
Program” will be help new and upcoming recording artists to reach tens of
millions of consumers on Zune Marketplace, Zune.net, MSN entertainment
properties and the Xbox LIVE Marketplace.
But don’t expect Media Center to get first rate access to this great new
program. They include every platform
outside of Media Center, but not even a single mention of content within Media
Center. That’s “Deeper
Integration” at work right there!
Mary Jo says Microsoft is about to enter the
Kitchen. Her sources say it might
include things like a “family calendar, recipe center, entertainment features
and a shared bulletin board”. I wouldn’t
expect those “entertainment features” to include Media Center, because that
would good for the Media Center platform that is already in Windows Vista. Clearly, Microsoft wouldn’t want to do
something like push their own platforms in new products. That wouldn’t benefit them at all, right?