10.03.07

Meet the Latest Victim of Microsoft Deals: Bungie

Posted in Deals, Finance, Microsoft, Novell at 3:07 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Honeymoons do not last forever

Some time ago, in a post that concentrates on Cisco, we provided many examples of cases where Microsoft betrays its business partners. We urge you to read this if you haven’t. Here is the latest example:

According to the email Microsoft was interfering with various aspects of Bungie’s business. It claims Voles were fiddling in everything Bungie did, from marketing to public relations. According to the email, Microsoft was also “stingy” with profits.

Novell, are you watching?

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3 Comments

  1. Doug Mitchell said,

    October 3, 2007 at 5:18 am

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    “Why are we doing so many things cross-platform? .. I consider
    this cross-platform issue a disease within Microsoft .. We should be
    asking for specific innovations to restrict to Windows ..”

    “I see the same pattern here as with Novell a few years ago .. Because we were in copy mode of Novell. We are doing it again. There is a time for this clone strategy, but the better long term approach is always to attack from a more strategic perspective”

    http://edge-op.org/iowa/www.iowaconsumercase.org/122106/PLEX0_2658.pdf

  2. Roy Schestowitz said,

    October 3, 2007 at 6:57 am

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    There’s also the more recent memo from Jim Allchin — one where he expresses his disappointment with Longhorn (to be renamed Vista) and the need to face the “challenge of Linux”.

    There’s too much to explore among the Iowa exhibits. It’s truly a gold mine.

  3. Paul W said,

    October 3, 2007 at 8:45 am

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    Thanks Dough for sharing this. The PDF even though old clearly indicates who MS is? They haven;t changed a bit. I am sure Novell will learn this lesson again in future.

    Paul W

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