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You Gotta Love Microsoft

I like things feisty. Lance Armstrong, Bill Parcells and Vince K. McMahon are all well-known jerks, but I love 'em anyway. That self-centeredness, that will to succeed, is what makes them great. Microsoft is that kind of company. On the eve of VMworld (actually, the week before) Microsoft had a massive product launch for Hyper-V where it lowered the price to...free!

Today, on the morning of VMware CEO (and former Microsoft powerbroker) Paul Maritz's keynote, Microsoft sent out an e-mail about a Q&A with Mike Neil on virtualization. Minutes after reading this on my BlackBerry, an attractive woman dressed in black slipped me a poker chip.

The joke? When it comes to virtualization, Microsoft is the best bet.

Once inside The Venetian hotel in Las Vegas, site of VMworld, another attractive woman dressed in black slipped me a poker chip. Thanks to Microsoft, I'm already up two bucks, and haven't even fed the slots.

Posted by Doug Barney on 09/16/2008 at 1:16 PM


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