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There have been some interesting Channel 9 videos recently. The video with Bill Hill was about 90 minutes long but interesting all the way through. I cited the Rick Laplante interview the other day. Today there is an enthralling piece with Jim Allchin about Longhorn and his vision for the Windows platform.

The thing that I found most interesting was the insight into the purpose of showing Longhorn at WinHEC. There has been some disappointment in the press and on the Windows fan sites about the impression received about Longhorn. As Jim phrased it, WinHEC wasn’t supposed to be a launch party for Longhorn. This show is targeted at hardware people and in this instance, a large part was to explain and encourage the new driver models for the next version of Windows.

I wonder whether it might have been sensible to point this out before the event rather than afterwards but corporate PR works in ways beyond my realm of knowledge.