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

“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…'”