I ditched my iPoo a long time ago because I got fed up with using the crummy iTunes software that crashed my system 60% of the time I plugged the dang thing in, and bought a 30 GB Zune (this was way before I joined Microsoft). I was instantly taken in at how easy and intuitive it was to use the Zune software, how well the ID3 support worked for the way I use WMAs and MP3s (yes, I prefer WMA because of the better quality and smaller file sizes overall compared to MP3s) and how much more stable my system was.
A few months ago, the Zune folks released a fleet of new Zunes that looked really slick, and included updated version of the Zune software. I was initially concerned that I, with my old-school Zune, would have to upgrade to the new Zunes to use the new firmware and new software. But, as usual, Microsoft was looking out for me and made it super-easy to upgrade my Zune as well as my Zune Software. Today, they’ve done it again…
Today, Microsoft announced another update to the Zune software that includes a number of really excellent new features including (from http://www.zune.net – the Zune Social):
This is a GREAT set of additions to an already excellent product. I know that Zune, as part of the overall Windows Experience, is not through evolving – I can’t wait to see what happens next. Now I need to go download the latest updates to the XNA Game Developer Studio and create some games for my newly updated Zune!