I get a lot of e-mail (and send a lot too). Overall, for those e-mails that need a reply my system is very simple: reply immediately, or flag the e-mail for follow up and get back to it when I have some time. My goal is to keep that "For Follow Up" pile nice and small, but somehow it just keeps on growing. The current tally:
So if you are one of those 364 people waiting for me to reply to an e-mail, I apologize - it's going to take me a while to get through them, especially since we have our internal TechReady 7 conference in Seattle next week, and then I am then going to take a few weeks off (the longest vacation I've ever taken).
My current excuse: We have a new release coming out. More on that soon. (For the Microsoft guys in Seattle next week, you can get all the details in session CLI301.)