Office Live should see a service bump, too. The initial set of services that came with Office Live were pretty darn good -- especially when compared to what's being offered by Intuit or the Google/Yahoo Web 2.0 magpies. If those folks in Redmond are smart, they won't rest on their Live laurels all through 2007. They've got to stay ahead of that game, no question. Bundled accounting was a great start; but if it were me, I'd up the ante with more integration into online business centers (right now it's just eBay -- what about Craigslist or Microsoft's own Expo?); a makeover on the collaboration stuff (think point-and-click menu backed by two- or three-step wizards, tops); and (hopefully) some real integration between Office Live and Windows Live Spaces. After all, blogs are the small biz marketing hot button right now, so why Redmond ignored the connection the first time out is beyond me.
There'll be a lot more, obviously, but these are the ones I'm thinking about. I know I'll see more news on security and storage, but I hate speculating on either. And I know I'll see more news on development tools, but that's not my department. So that leaves new XBox updates and Halo 3. I'll let you know about those after I get review units. [Editor's note: Your plate looks pretty full, Oliver, so I'll have those last two shipped to me to test.]