Tell us what's on the roadmap and what's not. Tell us early. Don't wait until next PDC.
There may be a reason for this, but I find this very unfavorable. I need to have a peek into Windows Azure's future so that I can plan ahead. This includes knowing what *won't* be coming in the next year or so. Example: Secondary indexes has been announced at PDC 09. If it won't be coming in 2010, just say so. Don't leave us in the dark. Having to guess and wait is a bad setup for talks with customers. Even the roughest of timeframes provides for much better planning.
Deji Ajala commented
I totally support this. I have combed the entire Azure website just trying to figure out whats coming and when. I found it so much easier getting information on the Amazon site. Being a .NET developer, I would so much prefer Azure, but the lack of features plus the absence of a road map just puts me on the back foot.
Thanks for this comment Jonas, I appreciate the feedback here, it's definitely valid. You are right, there are reasons for this and I'm confident you could guess all of these. In my opinion we can strike a better balance than we did this past year and I'll work to open up the dialog on this sooner - - you aren't the only person to express a need for this to me.