Don't know what to make of this. The previous DHTML Dude (Michael Wallent) wrote columns that I found much more informative and useful. You can access those archived columns through the link. The new Dude seems to focus more on stating corporate position so far.
Bottom line, I think he's saying that Microsoft will continue to do whatever it feels is best, sometimes supporting standards and sometimes trying to drive the standards process in the direction it likes.
"because a standard exists, that does not mean Microsoft will automatically implement it."
Well, sometimes that works for me and sometimes it doesn't.
Slowly MS are supporting standards, and I think this is good. But though I agree in some ways with their apparant stance on innovation, I'm sure IE6 will support the Marquee and other abominations they've created. But its a step in the right direction.