Linked by Jennimc on Wed 13th Jul 2011 22:39 UTC
Microsoft "InfoWorld's Woody Leonhard uncovered the fact that Microsoft is paying some organizations to adopt its Office 365 cloud service, mostly in funds that Microsoft earmarks for their customers' migration costs and other required consulting. Although this raised the eyebrows of some bloggers - and I'm sure Google wasn't thrilled - I think this is both smart and ethical. Here's why."
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RE: no such thing
by fran on Thu 14th Jul 2011 16:11 UTC in reply to "no such thing"
fran
Member since:
2010-08-06

Yeh that was a bit harsh, I mean it is capitalist society after all.

I'm happy Microsoft is not restricting Office 365 to Internet explorer.. Linux users will thus for the first time be able to use MS Office without running wine.
I was also surprised by the low monthly fees that start from $6 a month.

And also on MS commitment to make JavaScript a major platform on windows 8. This would surely make apps a lot more portable.

You can argue that this is not altruism but because market demands it...it's nonetheless very good news.

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RE[2]: no such thing
by TechGeek on Thu 14th Jul 2011 18:57 in reply to "RE: no such thing"
TechGeek Member since:
2006-01-14

I am not bashing Microsoft because they want to make money. They have a long history of anti competitive behavior and this is pretty much on par with that. They are paying to get customers. Thats pretty much in line with charging more for Windows to OEMs who sell other OS's on their computers. If it was a decent product, they wouldn't have to bribe people to use it.

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RE[3]: no such thing
by fran on Fri 15th Jul 2011 12:13 in reply to "RE[2]: no such thing"
fran Member since:
2010-08-06

got me wrong, did not mean you where harsh.
agreed to what you said and referred to my own talking smack joke.

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