CyberTech Rambler

December 15, 2005

Microsoft making right noises at Massachusett Meeting

Filed under: Uncategorized — ctrambler @ 3:31 pm

I have not finished listening to the Dan Bricklin’s PodCast on “MA Open Forum on the Future of Electronic Data Formats for the Commonwealth” yet, but so far, Microsoft had taken the right steps.

Understand this, I am not commenting on whether Alan Yate’s comment. Rather, I am saying that they taken the correct steps:

  1. Not threatening to take legal action. (Everyone, except lawyers, hate lawsuits)
  2. Instead of complaining that Massachusett do not adopt Office XML and insist that they take the Office XML as offerred, take steps to make Office XML acceptable
  3. Send someone high up (Alan Yates) to the meeting. At a mininmum it show that you respect your big customer (the state of Massachusett), but more importantly give your high ranking officer a better feel of the situation.

I will comment on Alan Yate’s statements later.

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