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#1 Scarlett

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Posted 11 May 2006 - 09:47 AM

May 08, 2006 (Computerworld) -- 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.Fortunately, someone has. Last week, Dale Frantz, CIO at Auto Warehousing Co., brought to my attention an alarming business practice that shows Microsoft at its shoddy and arrogant worst. Don Tennant is editor in chief of Computerworld.

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Posted 11 May 2006 - 09:55 AM

It has been obvious that this has been occurring for quite a while now, but it's pretty brave of that guy to speak out against them.
I say--good on him! :thumbsup:
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Posted 11 May 2006 - 05:20 PM

I feel sick and disgusted. :thumbsup: you, Microsoft! You *should* know better!!! :flowers:

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Posted 11 May 2006 - 05:41 PM

I guess this puts a whole different perspective on the sales term "Cold Calling"? :thumbsup:

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Posted 11 May 2006 - 08:17 PM

Having followed Micro$oft's 'Business Practices' in the past, why doesn't this surprise me???Posted Image...

Dale Frantz definitely did good by reporting M$ for their latest 'enterprise'... Unfortunately, M$ is waaaay too big for the 'average' business to take on in any legal systemPosted Image Posted Image Posted Image....

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Posted 11 May 2006 - 08:24 PM

I agree werebo. M$ needs to focus on what the user wants not to be the biggest.
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Posted 11 May 2006 - 08:27 PM

Good for Mr. Franz. When your right and you know it ,never back down. Ms. Lawless strong arming people, a lawless behavior.
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Posted 11 May 2006 - 11:09 PM

I'm not surprised. Microsoft is known for this.... :thumbsup:

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Posted 13 May 2006 - 08:00 AM

How is this any different than having a nuicance popup on your computer saying: 'Your computer is corrupt and you need to buy 'this' software'? Same thing, just using a telephone. "Buy our product or we will mess with you!"

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Posted 19 May 2006 - 05:14 AM

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Posted 19 May 2006 - 06:34 AM

Hi codajohn

I was just able to access the story. Please try again. :thumbsup:
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Posted 19 May 2006 - 07:38 AM

Thanks Scarlett,
Got it.
MS has got large brass ones.
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Posted 19 May 2006 - 09:56 AM

Your welcome codajohn. LOL I agree with you 100%. ;)
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Posted 21 May 2006 - 04:54 PM

Why am I not shocked about this?

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Posted 21 May 2006 - 05:05 PM

How did I know that this article would bring about the reactions it has? :thumbsup: Hmmm....
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