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Jan 09, 2006, 14:30 (12 Talkback[s])
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"It was the kind of scenario that used to strike fear into Microsoft partners' hearts, and Tim Marshall remembers it well. A midsize business was evaluating collaboration solutions, recalls Marshall, vice president of technology at Neudesic LLC, an Irvine, Calif.-based solution provider and Microsoft Gold Certified Partner.

"'Microsoft came in and pitched Exchange and SharePoint and so forth to the customer and said the licensing was going to be $500,000 [€413,700], give or take,' he says. Then another vendor came along and proposed a Linux-based solution with licensing price tag that was hard to beat: zero. That's when Microsoft called in Neudesic..."

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