Well, Microsoft made the big announcement on Monday and the dust has settled! I’ve briefed several of my customers and they all love the direction we are taking with the O/S, UI and the integrated experiences (XBOX Live, etc).

Next week, I’m switching gears a little to discuss some of the great things Windows phone 6.5 brings to the table <today> and some of the cool devices that are on the horizon.

Until then, here’s some of the great reviews from earlier this week:

· Windows Phone 7 Series is official, and Microsoft is playing to win engadget.com

· Microsoft introduces the new Windows Phone 7 Series mobile platform boygeniusreport.com

· Looks like Microsoft has finally gotten their mobile act together with the new Windows Phone 7 Series  ... - More »

· FOXNews.com - Microsoft Windows Phone: An iPhone Killer?

· Windows Phone 7 Series: Everything Is Different Now - Windows ... - gizmodo.com

· Microsoft unveils mobile software upgrade USA Today

· Microsoft replays Zune design for phone comeback AP

· Microsoft Starts Over in Phone Software The New York Times

· Microsoft rolls out new phone operating system MarketWatch

· Microsoft's new mobile software: Windows Series 7 CNNMoney.com

· Microsoft Tries Hard To Drum Up Support For Year-End Windows Mobile 7 Launch at paid Content.org(Mon 10:22am)

· Mobile Fair-UPDATE - Microsoft revamps flagging phone offering Reuters

· Microsoft introduces latest phone operating system MarketWatch

· Windows Phone 7 Reviews Are In: 'A Completely New Smartphone OS'  Content.org

-Sean Pirtle