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Microsoft Buys and Sells Its Version of the 'Facts' on Sharepoint, OOXML

Aug 29, 2007, 00:45 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matt Asay)

"Wow. I guess when you have more cash than taste you can afford to buy research reports that say all sorts of nice things about you. Open-source companies have to rely on things like products that please customers; Microsoft can afford to ramrod research down customers' throats.

"A great example, as Mary Jo notes on ZDNet, is two new Microsoft-commissioned research reports that (gasp!) find Microsoft Sharepoint is a better investment for systems integrators and that 'Office Open XML (is) the format showing the most progressive adoption rates in the marketplace over the next 12 months...'"

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