Looks like ten years hence, the spectre of leaky email systems seems to have hit MS, again. In the Halloween Documents episode where internal MS strategies to counter open source were leaked, we see a similar one here in sunny Singapore. See in this, another familiar leaky situation has arisen. I am indeed glad to note that the contents were from a Microsoft source. Sweet. Like I have alluded to in previous posts, people in MS are good people. It is when they don the MS persona, that they become greedy. I am glad that there is atleast one person who is resisting that. More power to him or her.
I can confirm that I did receive those documents. And now that it is out there (actually, after checking the docs I received, the 32 page pdf is incomplete – alas the source was just leaking some). Gee, I wonder if it is their MS Exchange machine (which is supposed to replace all of SG government’s email system Real Soon Now) that is having a problem?
I am amused with the simpleton mistakes in the letters from the two IT associations. All I can say is that, in defence of my council members, we did not give two hoots to the form letter astroturfing done by MS. Support cannot be seen to be from form letters. They have to have credibility. These letters have none. We never discussed it or even bothered to have a look at it.
It is unfortunate that an organization like that will stoop to such a low level – wait a minute, that is what they are good at. So, it is par for the course.