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Aaron Roma
11-25-2006, 07:30 AM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/06_49/b4012001.htm?campaign_id=rss_daily' target='_blank'>http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/06_49/b4012001.htm?campaign_id=rss_daily</a><br /><br /></div><p><em>&quot;Zune hit store shelves on Nov. 14--a mere eight months after Allard's team got the go-ahead for the seemingly impossible task of toppling Apple's iPod music player. Contrast that with the five years and some 10,000 Microsoft Corp. workers it took to give birth to the latest version of the company's Windows operating system, Vista...&quot;</em> </p><p><img alt="" src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/zt/2006/allard-unvista-112406.jpg" /></p><p>No, this isn't another article about the well publicized Zune-Vista compatibility problem. This BusinessWeek article discusses the new challenges Microsoft faces, and how &quot;young guns&quot; such as Zune team leader J Allard (pictured) are helping the software giant evolve to meet those challenges head on.&nbsp;&nbsp;You won't find a lot of Zune information in this article, but it does give an interesting look at how products such as Zune are helping shape the new Microsoft.</p>