"My evidence to suggest Microsoft isn't winning the hearts and
minds of Web developers and designers may be anecdotal, but there's
no denying the influence of tools and platforms from vendors such
as Google, Adobe, Sun, IBM, and others.
"What all of these other platforms and tools have in common is
that they offer development tools on multiple platforms. If the
future is Web-based services and development then why doesn't
Microsoft do the same and offer development tools for native Mac
and Linux users?"