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Microsoft Explains Why VMware Acquisition Will Fail

Apparently unimpressed with VMware's plan to buy SpringSource, a Microsoft executive this week went to great lengths to explain to investors why the purchase will fail. VMware, of course, might have a different take on the matter...and is, after all, still the undisputed king of the virtualization mountain. So, let's not forget about that.

Also this week and on a not-unrelated note, Microsoft's general manager of investor relations laid out some of the company's financial strategy -- which, if recent earnings reports are any indication, needs to get better.

Posted by Lee Pender on August 13, 2009 at 11:55 AM


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