I think it's very unfortunate that Microsoft doesn't support current Java technology. If you look at the amount of development going on today in Java, and compare that to the percentage of computers running Microsoft operating systems, things just don't
add up. Either developers aren't interested in what Microsoft is dishing up, or Microsoft isn't paying attention to developers. Maybe both. Perhaps with Channel 9, Microsoft will be able to find out why Java is so popular, and rethink their strategy. Of course,
with their history of "embrace, extend & extinguish," Microsoft would have an uphill battle restoring a sense of trust in the hearts of developers. The evidence certainly suggests that, with regard to Java as well as other technologies, Microsoft doesn't really
want to support innovation outside of Microsoft. If Channel 9 really wants to help fix what's wrong with Microsoft, Java is an obvious place to start...