In the past Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer made all the crazy, arrogant and totally entertaining comments about competitors. With Gates mostly out of the picture, it has fallen on Ballmer to riff on rivals. But his time is limited, so this critical load is now seemingly shared with Kevin Turner, Microsoft's COO.
At the recent partner conference, Turner teed off on, in alphabetical order, Apple, Cisco, Google, Oracle, Saleforce.com and VMware.
Here are a few highlights, with a touch of commentary:
This is fun for a journalist/commentator like me, but is it really healthy? Should Microsoft treat all these companies as competitors or do its best to make them partners? I mean, where has all this Democratic vs. Republican Party bashing gotten us? You tell me at [email protected]
Posted by Doug Barney on 07/20/2011 at 1:18 PM
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