Just heard from from one of my contacts at Microsoft.
The release date of their new application, MS Santa 2006, is delayed until December 26th.
Luckily for us it will contain a new communications transport protocol – REINdeer – which allows small packets to be combined into one, larger carrier (codename SACK technology) which is then grouped with other similar data along the sLeighr-IDE and down the Chimney port.
* Anything sent via MS Santa 2006 is not compatible with Exchange until January 6th when the main sales rush is over.
* Not compliant with Apple’s Isanta or Red Santa Hat Linux
* Packet loss is expected when using MS Santa late.
* Testing has demonstrated that a mince pie and a glass of sherry help MS Santa to run efficiently.