In one of his final acts, the legendary Orson Welles did a series of commercials for Paul Mason "....sell no wine before its time"
When SAP and Microsoft announced Mendocino last year, I thought this wine (Mendocino is a wine region in California) was so AFTER its time. I asked then "...why Microsoft Office and SAP R/3, both a decade old at that point and dominant applications in most corporations had not been tightly integrated."
In the year since, with Google and other SaaS applications coming out and mashups coming in vogue I thought a) SAP would change gears around the front-end and b) rename it after mash from Kentucky - something like Daniel.
I was wrong on both grounds. Microsoft is still the partner, the new name is Duet. I still think it is wine way after its time. And will probably be sold as expensive, vintage kind.