It's been a good couple of weeks for MS's competition....

...the software titan will likely face complaints from customers, particularly those who purchased licenses that included upgrades to new products over a set period of time, said Rob Helm, an analyst at research firm Directions on Microsoft.  ...
The shift in the release date could also open the door to competition from Microsoft's database competitors, said Stephen O'Grady, an analyst at RedMonk. "Both Oracle and IBM--IBM in particular--have been moving deeper into Microsoft's territory, so loss of business is something to be concerned with," he said.
Link: CNET: Microsoft delays database, tools delivery >

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