I can’t always be trusted to take things as seriously as I probably should. It just depends on what’s going through my head at the time, and how much coffee I have had or have not had before I’m asked a question.
But all I can tell you is that when I was asked to share my thoughts about Microsoft’s decision to delay the release of SharePoint Server 2016, jackass mode was enabled.
We were all expecting SharePoint 2016 to come out this year, and then Seth Patton, senior director of product management for the SharePoint team, writes this blog post that says SharePoint 2016 will become generally available in the second quarter of 2016, with a public beta plan for the fourth quarter of this year.
I said the news triggered a "ripple of sadness" across the Internet. Looking back, I wish I’d have taken the question more seriously. “Ripple of sadness across the internet” might be a little bit of hyperbole. But there were a lot of disappointed people.