From Computerworld, two articles about an interesting Microsoft “strategy”.
First up, it’s Rotten Effort:
It’s bad enough when Microsoft strong-arms other software vendors into submission as a means of thwarting competition. But when it engages in underhanded tactics to intimidate users in order to land a software deal, we have a very disturbing situation on our hands. And someone needs to have the guts to speak out about it.
And then the follow-up, Sleazier Still
Frantz figured this was about his Microsoft software licenses, so he kept offering evidence that he was in compliance. Tennant concluded that Lawless was trying to intimidate Frantz to land a software deal. They were both wrong. It’s sleazier than they imagined.
Interesting strategy for sure.