Blogs - Messengers for Bad News?
Did yo notice that lately „announcements” that are „bad” for Microsoft are always communicated via blogs and not on their PressPass website? Examples that I can recall on top of my head:
- Windows Server 2008 release delayed
- Exchange 12: APIs cut
- Windows Ultimate Extras delayed
- Exchange 2007 SP1 will fill the holes RTM left
- Vista breaks Outlook Web Access
The nice thing for Microsoft is that they can always „recall” those messages, as they were only published on a blog an not as „official company communication”. And they probably hope that only a few irrelevant freaks but no reporters/decision makers/financial analysts find out.