I’ve been pretty down on Microsoft lately (and deservedly so since I’ve been developing JavaScript that has to work in the pile of trash they are passing off as a browser), but not all is doom-and-gloom from Redmond.  Yesterday, Microsoft RTM’d Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, and Expression Studio 3.  I haven’t tried Expression Studio 3, but I can vouch for the high quality of the other two products.  I’m running Windows 7 RC (and beta before that) on a production machine, and I’ve had one, maybe two, hiccups the entire time.  It’s a great OS, and I have already pre-ordered my copies.  My only regret is that I have a new machine to build this weekend, and I won’t be able to put Windows 7 RTM on it.

So, congrats, Microsoft, on some great releases this week.  Now take all that positive energy, and channel it into creating a browser (based on Firefox) that doesn’t make me want to find a new profession.